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Passive Fire Protection for Social Housing

Experienced in working inside occupied residential buildings, our team at Ark Fire Protection deliver specialist Passive Fire Protection services to minimise the risk of fire spread and significant property damage in social housing premises.

    Reliable & Efficient Passive Fire Protection Services for Social Housing

    In the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, the implementation of the Building Safety Act has brought much-needed focus to passive fire protection in the social housing sector. Ensuring the safety and peace of mind for residents and communities is paramount, making passive fire protection an indispensable element in safeguarding lives and homes. For years, we have been the go-to choice for developers looking for reliable and efficient passive fire protection solutions for their social housing. Trust our team to deliver superior protection and peace of mind for your next project.

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    Ark’s Passive Fire Protection Services for the Social Housing Sector

    Explore our wide range of passive fire protection services designed for social housing projects throughout the UK. Passive fire protection plays a vital role in ensuring both the safety of structures, facilitating efficient evacuation, and mitigating the risks associated with fire hazards. Browse our comprehensive selection of services listed below, and discover how we can effectively enhance safety measures in your project.

    Fire Stopping

    Fire stopping is a vital practice that aims to seal all openings in a building, effectively hindering the passage of fire, smoke, and heat between compartments. By establishing fire-resistant compartments that divide the building both vertically and horizontally, the potential spread of fire can be effectively contained. In the context of social housing, the implementation of fire stopping plays a critical role in minimising the devastating impact of fires.

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    Fire Doors

    Fire doors are essential for creating compartmentation in social housing. At Ark Fire Protection, we provide a comprehensive range of services related to fire doors. Whether you need a new door closer or a complete fire door upgrade, our team is equipped to deliver fire door maintenance and installation with third-party accreditation. Trust us to safeguard the safety and security of your building with fire doors.

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    Intumescent Coatings

    Intumescent coatings offer a reliable and efficient solution for protecting social housing premises from structural damage. Our dedicated team conducts thorough testing on all our intumescent coatings to ensure compliance with EU standards. This unwavering commitment to quality gives our customers the assurance of advanced fire protection, effectively minimising potential threats to the structural integrity of their buildings.

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    External Fire Barriers

    External Fire Barrier systems provide an effective solution for containing the spread of fire and smoke in roof and ceiling areas, as well as concealed voids in social housing buildings. These fire barrier systems are specifically designed for voids that are up to 10.5 metres in size. Vertical fire barrier systems offer exceptional insulation and integrity for up to 120 minutes, while friction fire barrier slabs provide reliable protection for up to 60 minutes.

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    Fire Curtains

    Ark Fire Protection is a specialist in the installation and maintenance of fire curtains made from flexible fibre. Our curtains are meticulously crafted to be installed in difficult areas, such as ceiling voids or lofts, where structural supports are lacking and movement is possible. Whether you require fire curtains for integrity or insulation, we offer a comprehensive selection of options tailored to suit your specific needs.

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    Fire partitioning is a critical safety measure implemented during the construction of social housing projects to effectively control the spread of fire. This involves the installation of internal walls and ceilings that confine the fire within specific areas or rooms of the building for a limited period of time. By containing the fire, this approach enables occupants to locate escape routes and minimises damage to the building, as only designated areas are affected.

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    Fire Remedial Works

    Our FRA services for social housing involve reinstating or implementing passive fire protection measures to meet the required fire safety standards. We offer remedial works for fire risk assessments that aim to enhance your building’s safety levels, aligning with the latest guidelines and regulations.

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    Whether you have questions, require further information, or would like to discuss your specific needs for passive fire protection solutions, our dedicated team is here to assist you.

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    Our Accreditations

    When it comes to Passive Fire Protection, you need a company that you can rely on. Ark Fire Protection is proud to be accredited by the leading industry bodies – ensuring that we always meet the highest standards of quality and safety, and that our customers can always expect a first-class service.


    We’re also ISO 9001 certified, meaning that our quality management systems are regularly audited and approved. So when you choose Ark Fire Protection, you can be confident that you’re making the best possible decision for your property.

    End-to-End Social Housing Passive Fire Protection Solutions

    We offer complete end-to-end solutions for passive fire protection in social housing. Our services encompass every aspect, from design and installation to maintenance and remedial works. With our comprehensive approach, your building will be equipped with cutting-edge PFP systems that meet the highest industry standards. You can trust us to provide a reliable and all-encompassing solution for safeguarding your premises against fire hazards. Get in touch with us today to discover more about our services and how we can help ensure the safety of your social housing project.

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    Great projects start with great technology

    Onetrace is a powerful cloud-based application that is supporting Ark Fire Protection to raise standards across the fire protection industry.


    Providing Ark with one system to capture, monitor, review and report on all fire protection work being conducted in real time.

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    Ark Fire Protection

    Ark Fire Protection can supply and install a full range of solutions for fire stopping not limited to but including, load-bearing compound fire seals, batt and mastic seals, graphite’s, wraps, collars and linear joint seals incorporating deflection when needed. All fire stopping installations are third party accredited by FIRAS scheme, Health & Safety accredited and ISO 9001 quality assured.

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    Fire Stopping Regulations for Social Housing

    Ark Fire Protection ensures that social housing premises remain in compliance with fire regulations. Our highly skilled team provides a wide range of passive fire protection products to assist you in meeting these standards efficiently and effectively.


    According to the 2020 amendments to the Building Regulations Act of 2010 on Fire Safety for Volume 1: Dwellings, buildings should prevent the spread of fire through internal linings while also meeting other requirements:


    • The premature collapse of the structure is avoided
    • Adequate measures have been taken to ensure that there is enough distance between buildings and within buildings to prevent the spread of fire
    • Wherever it is needed, automatic fire suppression is available.
    • The spread of fire and smoke in cavities is limited


    The document and its amendments delineate the proper procedures for the implementation of fire stopping measures. Our team of specialists is well-equipped to offer valuable assistance throughout this process, ensuring the utmost protection for your project.

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