Firespec are specialists in all aspects of passive fire protection. Our experts are qualified and have vast experience in the construction industry relating to the structural fire protection and fire compartmentation requirements of civil and commercial construction projects and equal experience in the products that are installed to meet these requirements. Managing Director and Senior Consultant John Aitken has previously served as Technical Manager for two of the UK’s main intumescent manufacturers and has further extensive experience as contracts manager with a former well-known fire protection contractor.

All forms of structural fire protection and compartmentation require specialist knowledge for correct specification and on-site monitoring. You can consult us for all technical requirements relating to any passive or reactive fire protection system.

Our expansive commercial and technical knowledge base in the competitive intumescent coatings market means you can gain an advantage by employing our estimation and comparison services. You can be assured that we always have the latest information on what is happening in this market; for this reason we are well positioned to serve you with the most accurate and efficient service.

Pioneering a much-needed independent inspection service for intumescent coatings, cementitious sprays and board encasement systems has been our top priority from the outset. Thousands of steel buildings have been protected with these products over the last 40 years and far too many of these have never been inspected for compliance with specification. Our experience is that there are always areas requiring attention after an inspection and in some cases this can mean whole structures requiring more than one additional coat of intumescent paint.

Our independent inspection services extend to the field of fire stopping and compartmentation including service penetrations, linear gap seals, cavity barriers and fire doors.  There is a high potential for non-compliant installation of these systems and our trained and qualified inspectors have the ability to assess, record and report on new or existing installations based on Building Regulations, codes of practice, design specifications, fire test data and manufacturer’s installation instructions ensuring that they perform as expected under critical fire conditions.