Mezzanine Floor Fire Protection
Mezz Floors UK offers fire protection for all of our mezzanine floors. This is required to slow the spread of fires and blazes and sustain structure and integrity, allowing ample time for a safe exit.
Personnel need to be able to easily evacuate in the event of emergency and mezzanine floor fire protection provides additional time for safe withdrawal. Similarly, fire protection offers a more secure entry scenario for fire officers and fighters should anybody require rescuing.
The fire rating of your mezzanine floor or integrating fire protection into the design, is governed by Building Regulations. The type of fire protection required will depend on a number of factors.
If your floor has an overall surface area over 400m2, equates to over half the floor area of the room it is in or is used for anything other than storage or maintenance, a minimum of one-hour fire rating is necessary for the underside of your system.
Mezzanine floor fire protection is also a must in some cases where workspace isn’t necessarily a primary function. If there are ever more than three people using the floor at any given time, fire safety steps must be taken.
If this all sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. Mezz Floors UK will advise on whether your specific circumstances and flooring solution require fire protection and if so, to what level measures need to be put into place. We will make sure that you enbd up with unbeatable mezzanine floor fire protection.
There are a number of ways to incorporate mezzanine floor fire protection. Each one of them has an ability to effectively slow the spread of fire and offer additional time and safety features.
Suspended ceilings, fire walls and column casings offer impressive resistance, bulkhead and fascias provide navigation help and sprinkler and smoke detection systems supply immediate alerts and remedies.
Cavity barriers and staircase enclosures may also be required. We will lay out exactly what you need before your floor is even created. Remember, if the function of your floor changes in the future, additional mezzanine floor fire protection may be needed. For example, a storage space that becomes work or office space will certainly demand further protection that it initially would have.
Complete Peace of Mind
With a properly protected floor comes comprehensive peace of mind. Safe in the knowledge that nobody using the floor will be exposed to greater risk, your operations can continue as normal.
There’s also the fact that Building Regulations can dictate the exact level of minimum mezzanine floor fire protection. With this in mind, it is vital that the appropriate precautionary measures are taken.
We make it easy to understand exactly what you need and why you need it. Right from the beginning of your enquiry, the team here at Mezz Floors UK makes it our mission to set you up with the ultimate in safeguarding controls.
If you’d like to know more or get an idea of what you may require for the ultimate in mezzanine floor fire protection, we’d be happy to help. Get in touch with us today and one of our friendly staff members will take you through everything you need to know.