Fire Resistance

Ground Floors

There isn’t a specific requirement for fire rating to ground floors provided that there isn’t a basement below. In the case where a basement exists it is necessary to clarify the requirements with the local authority building control inspector in the context of the fire provision in the particular building.

Intermediate Upper Floors – Same Occupancy

These floors are deemed to require a minimum fire rating of ½ hr, we would recommend a beam and dense concrete block in these situations.

This dense construction will achieve better fire, acoustic and thermal mass qualities.

Separating Upper Floors  -  Between different Occupancy

These floors are deemed to require a minimum 1hr fire rating and this is often achieved in conjunction with the ceiling.  We recommend an enhanced detailing and robust solution in this case.

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