FIRE PROTECTING STRUCTURAL STEEL WORK
Structural Steel Fire Protection Survey
Structural steel fire protection surveys are predominantly constructed using steel frameworks and concrete floor slabs and there is a requirement for structural steelwork to be treated with a fire-resistant intumescent coating which provides protection against the high temperatures generated during a fully developed fire. A structural steel fire protection survey can help to identify if your building isn’t compliant with these standards.
Should a structural steel fire protection survey show any non-compliant areas, it is imperative that it is rectified. The requirements for installing these specialist protective coating systems to a compliant standard is constantly changing, intumescent coatings must be applied to a specific thickness and in the correct conditions and there are a multitude of manufacturers, product types, and preparation factors to consider before attempting to apply any type of fire protective coating onto a structural surface.
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Fire Protecting Structural Steelwork
At GRJ Surveying, when we start working on fire protecting structural steelwork, we utilise the latest in paint depth and adhesion testing technology to provide data driven reports that ensure protective coatings have been applied to the correct specifications and under the right conditions. Our ICorr qualified paint inspectors have the knowledge and experience required to conduct comprehensive surveys on schemes of all sizes and situations, and to ensure that all fire protecting structural steelwork is up to the current standards.
A certificate of conformity is required to certify the compliance of the fire protecting structural steelwork coatings and must be approved by a third-party accredited company for the building to be classified as safe. If you are in need of any of our services including fire compartmentation, fire walls, and more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.