Services IMS Fire Protection Limited is a FIRAS 3rd party accredited specialist contractor in the passive fire protection sector of the construction industry and has completed numerous successful Contracts throughout the United Kingdom in conjunction with our key partners since its formation in 1997. The use of adequate passive fire protection measures ensures that buildings can be safely evacuated in the event of a fire and firefighting services can be on hand in sufficient time to be able to attend to the fire before the building collapses. For the protection of structural steel frames we would recommend either the application of a thin film intumescent paint system or a fire board solution – the choice of which would depend on cost, time and internal building design. Achievable fire ratings for intumescent paints range from 30 to 120 minutes or up to 4 hours for fire board systems but the requirements for each project are as dictated within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. Intumescent paints are generally sourced from: Sherwin Williams Nullifire International Jotun Fire boarding systems used include those manufactured by: Firetherm British Gypsum Promat To maintain the fire integrity of fire compartments and to reduce the spread of smoke and fire throughout a building after completion, fire rated firebatts and mastic would be installed to the multitude of penetrations through fire walls. In addition, fire rated compounds can be used to infill penetrations through floors which can also provide a load bearing solution. Further services offered include the supply and installation of insulated, and where necessary fire rated, soffit board systems. In addition, our operatives are extremely experienced in the installation of stopping works to ensure buildings are airtight and sealed acoustically. We have also provided air leakage, acoustic and thermographic testing services since 2005. If you are looking for assistance and require unbiased information on any of the services offered by our Company please do not hesitate to contact us.