Intumescent Paint

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Intumescent paint is a fast method of providing up to 240 minutes fire protection to structural steel.
It has the advantage over other methods of structural steel fire protection in that it gives a smooth robust decorative finish that allows the structural steelwork to be used as an integral part of the building design.

Intumescent paint can be used in conjunction with other fire protection systems however due to the nature of it's activation care must be taken with it's application. The heat from a fire causes a chemical reaction which cause the paint to expand creating a ‘char’. It is this expansion of the paint, which in some instances can be up to 50 times its original thickness, that creates the insulation and protects the substrate. This insulation is designed to stop the steelwork reaching a temperature that would cause structural failure.

The paint comes in two forms listed below, please follow the links if you want to know more about them or alternatively call us on (01803) 291185

Fire Protection Association

Quality Marks and Accreditations

ISO 9001:2000 Accredited Quality Assurance - Construction Line - U.K. Register of Qualified Construction Services. Reg. No : 9415