Whether you’re looking to comply with safety legislation for your building (including using intumescent coatings on steel structures) or just want to make sure your home, café, restaurant, hotel, guesthouse, warehouse or office has an extra layer of fire protection, it’s important to make sure you’ve had an appropriate fire risk assessment. Once this is done, you’ll know the kind of measures you need to take, from building with fire bricks, installing fire extinguishers, installing or upgrading doors to fire doors, choosing the appropriate intumescent paint to making sure you have fire retardant curtains, furnishings and fabrics inside.
Both the inside and the outside of the building has to be fireproof to certain standards, depending on the building’s use. For example, a restaurant or pub kitchen that is likely to be surrounded by a large amount of wooden furniture and flammable materials, will need a higher grade than a standard household kitchen. Warehouses and businesses that supply, manufacture or store lots of industrial substances will again need a different type of fire retardant paint.