Components used in passive structural fire protection must meet extremely stringent criteria: They are required to satisfy high quality and safety standards, they are subjected to extensive performance testing, and they are expected to be as versatile in use as possible.
Innovative structural shapes meet and even exceed these criteria as they open up new avenues of use also for firestop boards: Firestop boards are not only designed for direct use in preventive structural fire protection (i.e. for installation in walls and floors), but also constitute an invaluable asset when it comes to manufacturing customised building components (e.g. for fire protection doors, safety doors and inspection flaps)!
However, it is only with thoughtful planning and expert implementation that building elements and firestop boards can evolve into a strong team by forming a close bond that will reliably withstand the impact of fire. We will be pleased to provide extensive advice about the following aspects: