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Fire protection for barn conversion


Intumescent coatings helping to conform to current fire regulations.

Barns converted into office units are a very popular environment for many companies to relocate their businesses into. The office units are carefully divided to take full advantage of the internal structure. A stylish example of a quality conversion is Wakes Hall Business Centre, Colchester, Essex. This has been meticulously designed to take full advantage of the attractive open timberwork. David Bloomfield is managing the project for Rose Builders Ltd of Manningtree, Essex, and he was briefed to combine a pleasant, modern working environment with a traditional setting. To ensure that both the open timberwork and the walls would conform to current fire regulations, David enlisted the help of fire consultant Vic Lewis of Fire Prevention Products (Essex & Suffolk). Vic suggested the use of Envirograf® Product 42 (HW02 clear intumescent coating) for up to 60 minutes of protection for the timber, together with Envirograf® Product 105 (EP/CP fire-resistant smooth coating) for the wall areas. In strict independent fire tests, both products have exceeded expectations and are currently used extensively on many projects around the country. The tough, robust, quality Envirograf® finish to the timber and walls will help to protect the building for many years to come.

Products used

Intumescent Paint for Wood (HW System)Fire Resistant Coating for Lath and Plaster


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Envirograf ® products are tested to British Standards & European Standards at approved test centres.

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