Firestopping FAQs

The interchangeability of supporting constructions

As a manufacturer of tested firestopping solutions, we know that it is not practical to fire test every possible wall construction...

Tested Detail Queries

Test standard updates: Do older standards get superseded?

When test standards are updated, older standards are still valid but have limitations. Let’s look at some real-life examples...

Firestopping FAQs

What is the Best Practice Guide?

The Best Practice Guide outlines key considerations for preventing the spread of fire in high-rise buildings.

Firestopping FAQs

What is the difference between reaction and resistance to fire?

When it comes to buildings and how they will perform in a fire, the methods used are known as ‘reaction to fire’ and ‘fire resistance.’

Can't find the answer to your query?

Product Information

Can cast in fire collars save time and money?

Designers and installers of firestopping solutions often come across the choice of whether to use cast in or traditional fire collars.

Product Information

Pipe penetration sealing – fire collars or intumescent pipe wraps?

Plastic pipes penetrating fire compartment walls and floors need to be equipped with a firestopping solution to prevent the spread of fire.

Product Information

Can I use manufacturer A’s intumescent sealant with manufacturer B’s fire batt?

This is a frequently asked question and the simple answer is no. Here is why:

Product Information

What are fire sleeves?

Quelfire's fire sleeves play a crucial role in stopping the spread of fire where specific service penetrations cross compartment lines.