What is Passive Fire Protection?
Passive fire protection refers to special materials built into a structure that prevents fire from spreading. For example, fire-resistant boards mounted under ceilings can stop fire and smoke from moving to upper floors. Unlike sprinklers and alarms, passive systems work automatically without human action. That’s why they’re called “passive.”
Timber and other flammable materials obviously need passive protection. But any building can benefit from these silent guardians, whether homes, offices, factories, or public spaces. Lives may one day depend on their functioning.
How Britannia Acoustic and Fire Can Help
Installing passive fire protection systems requires a good understanding of a building’s unique risks and layout before knowing which solutions may help. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Every project we undertake at Britannia begins with walking through and listening closely to clients. We want to identify potential trouble spots and challenges upfront.
With over 20 years of hands-on experience in this field, our team can translate those risks into customised fire safety barriers tailored to each space. State-of-the-art technology exists today that didn’t when buildings were constructed years ago. We help owners take advantage of the latest to better safeguard their investments and the people inside.