Checkmate Fire Solutions

Checkmate’s ‘Solutions’ division provides a range of 3rd Party Accredited passive fire protection installation services that include firestopping, linear gap sealing, air sealing, acoustic sealing, dry-lined wall and ceiling installations, fire door installation and remediation, intumescent paint spraying, cladding to structural steels, fire damper installation, inspection and maintenance, installation of fire barriers in roof, ceiling, raised floor and curtain wall voids and high pressure / water repellent seals. Please click on the relevant item for further details.

As the sole distributor and installer for Alufire in the UK and Ireland we can now offer fire rated glazing incorporating doors, walls and partitions to our ever growing list of service offerings. Design, manufacture and installation of premium quality Aluminium Fire Rated doors, windows & partitions. 

Fire Stopping & Acoustic Sealing

Fire stopping solutions in hospitals

Checkmate have installed fire and acoustic seals in hundreds of new buildings, with projects such as Hong Kong International Airport, The Millennium Dome and St Pancras International Station included in their ever-growing portfolio. Checkmate ensure all Building Regulation and additional requirements are met, and provide systems, underwritten by manufacturer’s fire tests and the BRE 3rd party accreditation scheme, which are guaranteed to last for the lifetime of the building.

Checkmate also reinstate fire and acoustic integrity in existing buildings and are proud to have surveyed and installed in over 100 hospitals for various NHS Trusts nationwide.

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Intumescent Paint & Board

Intumescent Paint Application Specialists

Checkmate provide Intumescent Paint applications and various Board systems to meet any structural fire protection or acoustic requirements. In 1992 Checkmate were chosen by Balfour Beatty to 4 hour fire protect fibre optic cables within the Channel Tunnel.

Recent projects have included all intumescent paintwork to the prestigious St Paul’s Square Development, Liverpool, for Shepherd Construction.

Checkmate’s most enduring relationship has been with Interserve Strategic Projects for whom numerous projects have been successfully completed annually since 1991.

In 2005 Checkmate were awarded ‘Preferred Contractor’ status. States Interserve Procurement Manager Neil Fletcher:

“We use Checkmate because they support and partner our way of construction; from their high safety values to their ‘right first time’ culture, they continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us, and we develop as a result of their dedication.”

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Dry Lined Walls & Ceilings

Dry lining specialists in the UK

The installation, inspection and maintenance of structural components has evolved from Checkmate’s core business to meet the needs of clients who require doors, walls and ceilings to have guaranteed fire and acoustic performance. As a passive fire protection company, Checkmate ensures that everything installed, and everything breaching structural components, complies with fire tests and meets the ‘duty of care’ requirements of The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order.

In addition to work on numerous hospital and hotel projects, clients include University College London, Interserve and Tavern Developments, for whom Checkmate have worked on JD Wetherspoon and Cloverleaf Pubs throughout the UK.

Says Chris Backhouse, Contracts Manager of Tavern:

“Checkmate are very user friendly, are quick to respond to any issues, and have the manpower to meet demand”.

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Air Sealing

Air leakage testing company

Checkmate’s air sealing expertise has been gained from the successful sealing of numerous Comms Rooms and other areas of strategic importance over many years, both working for clients direct and for Active Fire Protection companies, most notably FDSA Fire Protection, G&D Fire Protection and Vigilaris.

Since 2002, this expertise has been used to seal envelope buildings to help meet the air leakage and energy conservation requirements of Building Regulations L2. In 2005, Checkmate entered into a partnership agreement with Wintech Engineering, one of the UK’s leading UKAS Accredited air leakage consultants, to provide a complete air sealing and testing package to clients.

Steve Bramhill, Wintech Director of On-site Services states:

“In order for Wintech Engineering to offer a competitive, fully comprehensive service to its customers we have chosen to partner with Checkmate Fire, whose ethos for quality, flexibility and value is in line with our own.”

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Fire Door Installation

Fire Door Installation company

Checkmate are 3rd Party Accredited installers under the BRE / LPCB scheme LPS 1271. Clients can be assured that all fire doors are installed in accordance with the fire door manufacturer’s fixing instructions and test reports to ensure that they will perform as required and intended in a fire situation.

To ensure that doors are maintained in a fire compliant condition for their intended life, Checkmate, in partnership with leading fire door manufacturer Noberne Doors, offer a range of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) options tailored to client requirements and to meet legal obligation under the RRO.

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Fire Door Remediation

Fire Door Remediation

Using unique FiredoorCheck ™ software, Checkmate’s FDIS trained fire door inspectors undertake remediation to existing fire doors under the BRE / LPCB door remediation scheme LPS 1197.

Once remediated, such nominal fire doors are LPCB Certified as ‘remedial compliant’ and thereafter can be inspected, remediated and LPCB certified annually to keep doors fully functional, fire compliant, and legal.

Checkmate is able to fit a range of Intastop’s innovative and cost-effective products to protect and increase the life of doors whilst reducing maintenance bills. All installed Intastop protection products are designed, tested and proven to retain full integrity even after prolonged abrasion and impact.

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Fire Rated Glazing

Fire Rated Glazing Solutions in the UK

Fire resistant glazing solutions - Checkmate Fire are the sole distributors & installers for Alufire in the UK & Ireland

ALUFIRE System - a fresh, contemporary look to any building. All doors, windows & partitions meet EN standards related to smoke control & can achieve fire resistances from 15 to 120 minutes. System also achieves the highest performances in the market for acoustic insulation in interior spaces.

ALUFIRE Vision Line - a new system of fire resistant walls made entirely of glass - one smooth glass surface is created along the entire width of the wall, with no visible dividing elements.

EI 30, EI 60, EI 120 - All our fire rated doors, windows and partitions are rigorously tested to demonstrate compliance with the relevant European Classifications.

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