Fire protection insulation can be used throughout a commercial or residential property to slow the spread of fire and smoke. It is specifically designed to resist high temperatures, to be non-combustible, and to ensure that toxic smoke isn’t released in the event of a fire meeting the insulation. Building Materials Nationwide offers a range of fire protection insulation for sale, for use in both new builds and renovations, giving added fire protection to a property.
The fire resistance of insulation is classified through a range of ratings. A Euroclass fire rating of A1 means that the insulation is completely non-combustible, which is usually reserved for materials like glass mineral wool and rock mineral wool. An A2 rating shows limited combustibility, still effective for fire protection. B through F ratings demonstrate contributions to fire, from “Very Limited” at B to “Easily Flammable” at F. Materials like Expanded Polystyrene are likely to achieve the lower ratings and will be wholly unsuitable as fire protection insulation. The Euroclass system also rates smoke propagation within ten minutes of exposure to flames, on a three-point scale, with S1 signifying little or no smoke, and S3 showing significant smoke. Furthermore, there is a D rating, given for the number of flaming droplets with ten minutes of exposure to flames, also registered on a three-point scale. D0 would mean no flaming droplets, up to D2 which would mean quite a lot of flaming droplets.
There are several material types favoured in non-combustible insulation. Mineral wool, sometimes called stone wool or rock wool, is a non-combustible material that can be used in insulation slabs, rolls, and batts. Fibreglass insulation is also non-combustible, though it will melt at lower temperatures than mineral wool. Foil-faced insulation can also help curb the spread of flames within a building. Using specialist fire protection insulation within both commercial and residential building projects can dramatically increase the safety of those buildings in the event of a fire, whilst also providing excellent thermal insulation.
Fire protection insulation can be used throughout a building, with benefits in many different areas. Whether you are looking for fire protection insulation for your floors, roofs, loft, interior or exterior walls, there will be effective options available. We also have a range of fire downlighters, used to cover embedded lights within a ceiling, maintaining the fire resistance of the ceiling. These also offer limited acoustic insulation.
At Building Materials Nationwide we strive to be the one-stop shop for all building supply needs, offering a comprehensive range of products, sold at competitive prices, with delivery across the UK. Whatever your needs in terms of fire protection insulation, we are sure to have a high-quality product for you. We also stock a wide range of insulation, dry lining supplies, partitioning, and much more through our website. Opening a trade account with Building Materials Nationwide will get you access to your own dedicated account manager, who will be available to speak with you via phone or email. Our team of dedicated account managers are there to help you with whatever issues you may be facing and will assist you with any large or unusual orders. If there are any fire protection insulation products you need that you can’t find on our website, your dedicated account manager will attempt to source them for you. We offer delivery across the UK, aiming to offer same or next day delivery whenever possible to trade account holders.
Sign up for a trade account through our website today, gaining access to your very own dedicated account manager, our wide range of stock options, and our express delivery. You’ll also be able to apply for 30 days interest-free credit. To speak to one of our trade experts about our range of fire protection insulation, call us on 01628 249096.