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Intumescent Strips for metal consumer units (SCU)

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Specially designed fire rated intumescent strips for consumer units. Intumescent material expands to protect cables.

£0.00 ex. Vat



Intumescent Strips

In recent years, there has been an increase in fires developing from consumer units. Consumer units pose a great risk of becoming live due to overheated loose cables. Cables that also haven’t been properly earthed create a serious electrical hazard. Our intumescent strips for consumer units prevent serious fires caused by overheated cables and circuits.

Placing our intumescent strips inside the unit prevents the spread of fires by expanding when exposed to heat and creating a protective layer. Manufactured with intumescent, the strips form a protective layer within consumer units by expanding when exposed to heat. Peel the backing strip and place it on the top and bottom of the unit, protecting the cable entry. Available in varying sizes, but will fit into standard size consumer units and other electrical units.

This range also offers ECU Covers, Insulating Liners, Intumescent Sleeves as well as Enviroburst tubes for full fire protection for consumer units.

These products are also suitable for use with:

  • Meter boxes
  • Distribution boards
  • Units housing electrical cables.

Our electrical and plumbing products meet IET wiring regulations as well as Document B & E of Building Regulations tested to European and British Standards. Browse our full range of electrical and plumbing products.


The intumescent expands under heat and seals off the consumer unit, preventing firespread in domestic and residential buildings.

Order References / Sizes

Other sizes can be made to order.

Intumescent Strip for metal consumer unit
protecting the back of the box
SCUB1         100mm x 60mm
SCUB2         150mm x 60mm
SCUB3         150mm x 100mm

Intumescent Strip for metal consumer unit
protecting the top and bottom of the box

Consists of 3 intumescent strips for use in metal consumer units
Black Strip         Top              50mm x 300mm
Bottom        75mm x 300mm

Red Strip            Back             75mm x 300mm

Hollow wall back entry sleeve

SCUS1        105mm x 85mm x 40mm deep
SCUS2        85mm x 40mm x 40mm deep