Fire Stopping & Acoustic Sealing
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.
We actively involve firestopping manufacturers in Quality Assurance procedures and training, to ensure site-specific systems are designed and installed within the scope of relevant fire tests.
Checkmate also reinstate fire and acoustic integrity in existing buildings and are proud to have surveyed and completed passive fire protection installations in over 100 hospitals for various NHS Trusts nationwide.
InstallationPassive fire protection specified and installed correctly first time is the most cost effective method.
Checkmate's service include: Installation of fire barriers, fire, smoke air & acoustic sealing, fire door installation and inspection, intumescent paint application, dry lining, air leakage testing and fire compliance surveys.
RemediationClassic examples of the use of inadequate passive fire protection materials and poor workmanship. Many occupied buildings have had refurbishments and installation of various types of services with inadequate fire stopping installed. Our skilled installation team can remediate this kind of scenario to ensure compliance is met for your building.
Compliance & CertificationFire Compliance Surveys, Certification & Re-Certification. All seals are recorded and certified under BRE / LPCB Scheme LPS 1531. As such all work is covered by a uniquely numbered LPCB Certificate of Conformity
AftercareFire Compliance Surveys, Certification & Re-Certification.
As part of the ongoing legal requirement to manage and maintain fire compartmentation, Checkmate are able to provide flexible aftercare packages adapted to client’s individual needs.
Working in partnership with ADT Tyco and Firetec Specialist Services, Checkmate Fire installed new fire doors, fire barriers and have airsealed the 4 machine rooms and diesel room that operate Tower Bridge.
The rooms are now protected by Novec 1230 gas suppression systems, Checkmate having sealed the rooms to ensure the gas would be adequately contained in a fire situation.
Airsealing the moving spindles that operate the bridge was a particular challenge. A bespoke system was designed, approved and underwritten by a manufacturer's fire test.
Checkmate were able to satisfy the requirements of all stakeholders, including City of London, Tower Bridge Trust, English Heritage, Tower Hamlets Borough Council Building Control and Southwark Borough Council Building Control.
All work was underwritten by an LPCB Certificate of Conformity which guarantees the work to be fully fire compliant.
(Photo above shows the machine room at Tower Bridge, London, following air sealing and the installation of a fire barrier).