STRUCTURAL STEEL FIRE PROTECTION (INTUMESCENT) COATING SURVEYING
Commercial and residential buildings across the United Kingdom 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.
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.
At GRJ, 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.
A certificate of conformity is required to certify the compliance of the structural steel fire protection coatings and must be approved by a third-party accredited company for the building to be classified as safe.