Concrete Fire Protection Overview

Concrete Fire Protection

Concrete is the backbone of the construction industry. Keep it protected.

Using concrete in buildings and structures offers exceptional levels of
protection and safety in fire:

  • Concrete does not burn and does not add to the fire load
  • Concrete has a high resistance to fire and stops fire spreading
  • Concrete is an effective fire shield, providing safe means of escape for occupants and protection for firefighters
  • Concrete does not produce any smoke or toxic gases, so helps reduce the risk to occupants
  • Concrete does not drip molten particles, which can spread the fire
  • Concrete restricts a fire, and so reduces the risk of environmental pollution
  • Concrete provides built-in fire protection – there is normally no need for additional measures
  • Concrete can resist extreme fire conditions, making it ideal for storage premises with a high fire load
  • Concrete’s robustness in fire facilitates firefighting and reduces the risk of structural collapse
  • Concrete is easy to repair after a fire, and so helps businesses recover sooner
  • Concrete is not affected by the water used to quench a fire
  • Concrete pavements stand up to the extreme fire conditions encountered in tunnels.

It’s a simple choice to make – one that has far-reaching effects

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Why you need to reinforce concrete against fire hazards

Concrete buildings and structures are capable of protecting both people and property against the hazards of fires, but understandably the safety of people often assumes the greater importance both as the design stage and in emergency situations.

However fire safety for reasons of economic survival, environmental protection and upkeep of critical infrastructure are also of concern to:

  • Private owners
  • Insurance companies
  • National authorities

These factors are taken into account in European legislation on fire safety, with one of the three protective aims based specifically on the protection of property, neighbouring properties and preservation of the building itself.

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Keep concrete at it's strongest

Concrete, combined with a firestopping system is and always will be excellent in offering fire-resistant properties delivering protection of life, possessions and the environment in the case of fire.

It responds effectively to all of the protective aims set out in European legislation, benefiting everyone from building users, owners, business people and residents to insurers, regulators and firefighters.

Whether it is used for residential buildings, industrial warehouses or tunnels, concrete can be designed and specified to remain robust in even the most extreme fire situations.

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Pennington St Warehouse — London
Commercial May 1, 2022

Pennington St Warehouse — London

Overview ATOL Construction had the pleasure of offering fire protection and high decor design to the beautiful 200-year-old building. ATOL provided a high decor…

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ABBA Voyage Arena | Rainscreen — London

ABBA Voyage Arena | Rainscreen — London

Overview The ABBA Arena rainscreen is a demountable exterior timber screen that envelops the hexagonal-plan Arena building constructed for the Abba Voyage show in…

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Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion — London
Sport & Entertainment June 6, 2022

Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion — London

Overview ATOL is the logical choice for implementing your passive fire protection systems. Protecting the safety and wellbeing of your employees, customers and occupants…

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ABBA Voyage Arena | CLT — London

ABBA Voyage Arena | CLT — London

Overview ATOL has long been at the forefront of major projects across the UK from Hotels, Refurbishment of National Heritage Property to Entertainment of…

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Royal Albert Hall — London
Listed & Heritage March 24, 2022

Royal Albert Hall — London

Overview ATOL was instructed to carry out passive fire protection to the substrate at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the main contractor.…

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