Fire Compartmentation

Fire compartmentation is integral to structural fire protection and fire safety in properties. The purpose of fire compartmentation is to slow or stop the spread of flames and smoke, allowing for the safe evacuation of occupants and offering protection for firefighters. It’s a passive fire protection method that’s a requirement in almost all buildings.

Fire compartmentation is often built into a building’s construction, but it is possible to add extra measures to enhance fire resistance. At Adaston, we advise on new and existing measures to ensure they’re fully compliant.

Fire Compartmentation Protection

Fire compartmentation protection is a vital component of any fire strategy. It’s primarily designed to safeguard lives and guarantee the ability to escape, but it also plays a vital role in limiting the financial impact of damage in the event of a fire. It’s also mandatory for compliance with all relevant legislation and most building insurances. 

By limiting the spread of fire and smoke to a single compartment, fire compartmentation protection preserves escape routes and allows occupants to evacuate. It protects the building’s structure, ensuring its sustainability and allowing emergency services to do their job safely.

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Fire Compartmentation Services

At Adaston, all of our works in passive fire protection, including fire compartmentation, are undertaken by our in-house expert, experienced and third party accredited operatives. We conduct extensive surveys based on building regulations, the fire strategy of the building, legislation at the time of build and, where applicable, specialist guidance such as BB100 in schools and HTMs in healthcare settings. 

We have experience working across a variety of sectors, including schools and higher education, high-rise apartment blocks, hospitals and more. 

Our highly skilled team members are all IFC accredited, ensuring they work to industry-leading standards. Our fire compartmentation services cover:

  • Surveys
  • Consultancy
  • Remediation and installation 

No matter the size of the building or estate in question, Adaston can provide a bespoke plan tailored to individual client requirements, ensuring quality installation and total legislative compliance.

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Fire Inspection Reports

At Adaston, we conduct thorough fire compartmentation surveys to provide you with a detailed report compiled specifically to your bespoke requirements. Our in-depth reports typically include:

  • An executive summary of our findings and recommendations
  • Building compliance comments relating to relevant legislation and British standards
  • Photographic evidence of all non-compliant installations inspected, with comments on the issue identified
  • Specific pin locations on a detailed site drawing for each and every issue

Next steps, including for Adaston to compose a full fire stopping remediation plan

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Our Process

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Scope of works and deliverables agreed • Full fire strategy of the building provided by the client • Deadlines and timetable agreed, including any out of hours work required



Work as agreed in the scope is coordinated and performed • This will be delivered by our in house firestopping team accredited by IFC and cleared and insured



Finalise and issue our tailored report detailing findings from the scope of works • Adaston advise on next steps if required and provide continued support