Fire protection painting
Fire protection painting
Fire protection painting – highly functional paints with life-saving properties
The legislator has issued a number of regulations for fire protection. The measures to be taken for comprehensive fire protection are complex and often depend on the type of building. Fire protection painting work is part of the legal requirements in the area of commercial and public real estate – but also makes sense for private buildings.
As a specialist for fire protection measures, we offer you fire protection painting work from a professional source. In the following service profile we present the special painting work and important details. Don’t compromise when it comes to saving lives when the worst comes to the worst. Therefore, find out more about our highly functional fire protection painting work today.
Fire Protection Painting – What is it Exactly?
Once a fire spreads, it spreads like wildfire. It is therefore important to take targeted measures to prevent the fire from spreading. A fire protection coating of walls and ceilings offers the fire a barrier instead of an attack surface. In the event of a fire, the flames can no longer spread so quickly. This gives you valuable time to get yourself to safety or to save the lives of other people or animals still in the building. Fire protection painting work corresponds in this passage to paragraph 14 of the model building code. This defines the arrangement of structural systems that counteracts the spread of the fire and the associated fire and smoke. Fire protection coatings as part of our professional fire protection painting work can be not only fire retardant but also fire resistant. In both cases they have a life-saving effect.
Fire protection coatings according to the type of building class
In principle, different fire protection coatings are conceivable for our fire protection painting work. They differ in their fire resistance. Which fire protection coating is suitable for which building is primarily defined by the different building classes. Are you unsure which building class your property belongs to? We would be happy to take a look at the model building regulations for you. The respective assignments are explained there. In total, the model building regulations recognize five building classes. The lowest here is building class 1 – the highest, therefore, building class 5. When determining the building classes, it is relevant whether it is a free-standing building, what height it is and how many square meters it is. At the same time, categories such as F30 for a fire-retardant, F60 for a highly fire-retardant and F90 for a fire-resistant coating are distinguished for fire protection coatings. The number behind the “F” indicates the number of minutes that an intumescent coating manages to protect the component from being destroyed by fire.
Fire protection coatings for building components
Not only walls and ceilings can be provided with a fire protection coating. As part of our fire protection painting work, we also coat building structures with a fire protection coating. This is particularly recommended for steel constructions. Since they often serve a supporting purpose, they are fundamental to the existence of the building. To ensure that steel constructions do not collapse under the high temperatures, we also recommend that you apply a comprehensive fire protection coating. If the fire comes into contact with the fire protection coating, the paint foams and a cooling protective layer forms.
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