Suppressing the spread of fire throughout a building is of vital importance in devising a fire safety strategy. ROCKWOOL fire stopping products are designed to get down to the details, covering every joint, imperfection of fit and opening that could otherwise potentially allow the passage of fire, smoke and hot gases.

In combination with the excellent passive protection offered by fire resilient stone wool, our specialised slabs, cavity barriers and comprehensive sealing and coating range cover all bases. 

The full ROCKWOOL accessories range also includes intumescent pillows, pipe wraps and collars, cable firestops, putty pads, sleeves and wrap rolls. 

Find out how ROCKWOOL solutions can protect occupants in your building – and neighbouring constructions – today. 

Why do we need fire stopping solutions?

A typical building contains a much higher volume of combustible products than 50 years ago, including plastics. Modern building fires have also been shown to develop at a rate of five to 10 times faster than before.1

In addition, HVAC ducts, pipes and other fixtures tend to pass through the compartment elements of a building, creating voids through which flames, smoke and hot gases can spread, if not properly protected. 

Our firestop insulation and specialised products can be used to close the gaps where fire and excess heat could potentially pass to other areas. They are designed to prevent the spread of fire, toxic smoke and hot gases around the building, as well as to neighbouring structures.

 

ROCKWOOL fire stopping products are:

  • Tested to the highest fire safety standards
  • Durable and easy to install
  • Specifically developed for definitive applications

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Depending on the size of the build or renovation, you’ll require different amounts of products such as sealants and pipe fittings, as well as insulation boards and slabs. 

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Any structure, building segment or service unit insulated with ROCKWOOL fire stopping solutions will protect this segment as a proper fire barrier.

Rob Kooiker

ROCKWOOL Group Product Manager

Case study

The Grange University Hospital is a new £350m hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. This state-of -the-art facility forms part of a wider strategic plan which will see Aneurin Bevan Health Board significantly modernise its health service provision.

A typical hospital will have between 20,000 and 40,000 firestops. At Grange University Hospital, approximately 25,000 penetration seals were installed using certified products from the ROCKWOOL FIREPRO® Range.

Learn more about the support ROCKWOOL provided main contractor, Laing O’Rourke and approved FIREPRO® contractor, Optimum – from designing the fire strategy with standard firestopping details through to accessing engineering judgements to ensure the accurate application of FIREPRO® products.

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SCCC Cwmbran – this is a Healthcare Project specifically a Specialist and Critical Care Centre in South Wales.

Lot of products on this one, primarily façade switched to RW for non combustibility – some RCS and RockFon products and a lot of RW Fire Protection products.
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Firestopping Standard Details Guide

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FIREPRO Book

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ROCKWOOL Red Book

FAQs

FAQs

What is passive fire protection?

Passive fire protection involves taking proper precautions at the construction or renovation stage, installing effective fire resilient insulation and products so that fire does not spread in a building if the worst happens. Active fire protection is the act of fighting the fire once it breaks out. Passive protection is proactive, helping to safeguard against the threat before it occurs.

 

Where are fire stops needed?

Building regulations in different markets will often require fire stopping solutions to be placed within walls, floors and roofs. These can prevent the spread of fire within a building and protect its surroundings.