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Stopping fires so you don’t have to and alerting you when the worst happens

CME Integrated Services provide passive fire protection services across the whole of the UK. With years of experience in our passive fire protection division combined with third party certification, CME can assist with any passive fire protection and detection requirements you may have.

Fire Detection Fire Prevention

Early detection of fires can help keep you safe, prevent the loss of lives and limit the damage caused.

CME design, install, commission, and maintain a vast range of fire detection and life safety systems to accommodate each clients’ direct needs and budgets.

Solutions we offer include

  • Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
  • Disabled Refuge Systems
  • Disabled Toilet Alarm Systems
  • Induction Loop Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Video Fire Detection Systems
  • Fire Suppression / Gas Systems
  • Public Address / Voice Alarm Systems (PA/VA)

CME are committed to providing you with an integrated, cost-effective solution enabling you to put your mind at ease knowing your property is safe. All our fire systems are compliant with the BAFE SP203-1 regulations.

Maintenance and Service Packages

Here at CME, we offer maintenance and a 24-hour call-out service for any systems installed by us. Alternatively, we can take over the maintenance of an existing system.

 

CME Integrated Services provide passive fire protection services across the whole of the UK. With years of experience in our passive fire protection division combined with third party certification, CME can assist with any passive fire protection requirements you may have.

What is Passive Fire Protection?

In its simplest form, passive fire protection refers to the materials integrated into structures with the aim of slowing or preventing the spread of fire and smoke to protect life and property, providing safe means of escape for building occupiers. Passive systems do not rely on fire detection or countermeasure activation, yet implementation of both will see the most cost-effective solution.

Passive fire protection is only effective when it has been correctly designed, installed and maintained. Third-party certified companies such as CME are ideally suited to perform fire-stopping works.

Our Passive Fire Protection Services

Penetration Sealing

The sealing of any openings to prevent fire, including smoke and heat, from spreading through building compartments is recognised as fire-stopping

Correct fire-stopping creates fire-resistant compartments that to stop the spread of fire and smoke when installed to a tested specification. All buildings must have penetration systems as part of their fire protection design.

At CME, we provide and install service penetration systems that are cost-effective and prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and toxic gases through voids in the compartment walls of a structure. Our fire protection services are fully tested in house and through mandatory third-party certification audits to ensure compliance and peach of mind for our clients.

Cavity Barriers

A cavity barrier is required in a space enclosed by or contained within building elements

Since most buildings have a plethora of hidden cavities and voids within their walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs, effective cavity barriers are needed to prevent smoke and flames from spreading. Typically, cavity barriers are pieces of fire-stopping material/s installed within building cavities and can be fitted both horizontally and vertically to minimise the size of concealed spaces or for the continuation of fire compartment walls. In the event of a fire, the chances of the fixings or other components failing should be carefully considered and installations should be carried out by competent person to a tested specification.

Fire Door Installation and Maintenance

Fire doors allow traffic flow around a building while also slowing the spread of flames and smoke in the event of a fire

Proper fire door installation and routine maintenance are critical and the appointment of professionals who can take care of this safety procedure is very important. Fire doors are an essential part of a building and certification is vital.

With years of experience in the industry and a wide range of cost-effective solutions, CME are confident we can competitively meet your fire door requirements.

Structural Steel Fire Protection

Protective coatings and rated encasements

Intumescent paint is a key aspect of passive fire protection. By protecting the structural framework, intumescent paint extends the length of time a building can withstand high temperatures. The aim of intumescent coatings is to prevent substrate materials, usually steel, from reaching combustion temperatures. When exposed to high temperatures, such as in the event of a fire, these coatings char and swell to protect the substrate. After that, the charred coating serves as an insulator, slowing heat transfer.

Fire rated board encasement solutions are also a structural steel protection service offered by CME. In the event of a fire, fire rated board encasements protect the structural integrity of concrete, steelworks, and timber structures, and are very flexible in regard to performance requirements.

Comprehensive Passive Fire Protection Surveys

Passive Fire Protection Surveys are usually carried out as a follow-up to the checks performed during a Fire Risk Assessment or if visual defects or vulnerabilities are identified.

The risks that are not visible to the untrained eye can be identified through a comprehensive structural fire survey that can be provided by the CME team. Our Passive Fire Protection Surveyors hold relevant diplomas and are registered fire-stopping inspectors, having to renew registration every 5 years to be kept up to speed any changes in legislation.
The aim of a passive survey is to identify areas where the building’s compartmentation has been compromised and to make recommendations on how to repair the damage.

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