Passive fire protection in historical buildings
Historical buildings provide unique challenges when it comes to fire safety and many will not have traditional built in measures which all modern new-builds are required to have. While fires are less likely to happen in these types of building, they still occur and can be severely damaging. This was seen with the Notre Dame incident, illustrating the need for effective fire safety measures to be in place for historical buildings.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires historical buildings to meet new fire safety and related life safety standards. The owner of a historical building may be thinking where to begin with such a large project facing them. It will be important for them to get the balance right between getting the correct fire safety measures in place, and preserving the historical nature of the building.
Here at EA-RS Passive Fire Protection we have over 25 years of experience working within historical buildings, making sure their fire safety measures are brought up to date with the latest standards and regulations. We will make sure that all essential passive fire protection equipment is in place, carry out a fire door survey, while ensuring no damage or alterations are made to a buildings fabric and décor,
Our expert team will take into consideration the unique needs and requirements of each historical building they work in, concentrating on providing safe and secure passive fire protection. If you are in charge of a historical building, and are unsure if your buildings meets the latest fire safety regulations, please contact us now.