Leading fire protection specialist, Promat, has launched PROMATECT®-H, a high-performance fire-resistant
calcium silicate board, which can protect concrete elements
for up to 240 minutes.
Many building materials, such as concrete, have an element of natural resistance to fire. However, in the event of a fire, exposed concrete can experience both mechanical and chemical changes such as explosive spalling and external cracking, both of which can cause it to progressively lose its strength, resulting in potential structural failure.
PROMATECT®-H ensures concrete columns, walls, beams, and slabs comply with UK fire and building regulations and prevents structural failure in the event of a fire. In addition, it is classified as A1 non-combustible when tested and classified in accordance with EN13501-1, making it easy to specify with confidence.
The fire protection board offers architects, main contractors, sub-contractors, and specifiers the option to upgrade structural elements of a building, creating a more flexible approach to internal fit outs or refurbishment projects. Ceilings and partitions can be easily produced using the boards. As an added advantage, they have a smooth surface leaving a great finish when painted and used alongside standard joint fillers.
Wit a high resistance to water, PROMATECT®-H will not deteriorate when used in damp or humid conditions. This enables the board to be installed and left semi-exposed so it can be brought into the construction schedule at an early stage, helping to streamline building processes in line with project timelines.
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