Fire Stopping

RES provides a Certified Fire Stopping service to ensure that building gaps and voids are sealed and fire resistant.



– Fire Stopping Installation


The BM TRADA Q-Mark fire stopping installation scheme is designed to ensure that fire stopping solutions are being fitted correctly, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Both the Building Regulations and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order require that the person fitting fire-stopping products is competent to do so and third-party certification is the accepted means of demonstrating competency. Which is why we have invested in becoming a Certificated Company to the Q-Mark fire stopping installation scheme.


“Fire Stopping” is the sealing of openings or gaps to prevent fire, smoke and heat from passing through multiple building spaces.

Any openings or gaps should be sealed to restrict the lateral or vertical fire spread.

The selection and installation of the correct fire stopping products is essential to prevent smoke and heat from a fire spreading through a building.

The Building Regulations 2010, Fire Safety, Approved Document B. Requirement B3 states:

“Where reasonably necessary to inhibit the spread of fire within the building, measures shall be taken, to an extent appropriate to the size and intended use of the building, comprising either or both of the following –

(a) sub-division of the building with fire-resisting construction;

(b) installation of suitable automatic fire suppression systems.

The building shall be designed and constructed so that the unseen spread of fire and smoke within concealed spaces in its structure and fabric is inhibited.”

Requirement 10.2 of the Building Regulations also states that fire stopping, or sealing, is applied to joints and openings between fire-separating elements. This refers to pipes, cables, or conduits.


Fire Protection measures can degrade over time, it is therefore important that all Fire Stopping measures are regularly inspected, maintained, and sometimes replaced with new fire stopping installations during the life of a building.

RES can provide regular inspections, maintenance and installation of fire stopping measures for your premises.

Case Studies

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Fire Stopping for Berkshire SchoolCustomer requirements Our Berkshire School customers range from co-educational independent schools with 500 pupils to larger comprehensive secondary schools with in excess of 1700 pupils. Our customers require a variety of fire stopping measures in order to meet their specific fire risk assessment obligations. These fire stopping measures are put into [...]

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Our fire stopping services cover the South of England including the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire including London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Bristol, and the surrounding towns of Aldershot, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bracknell, Cirencester, Egham, Farnham, Guildford, Henley on Thames, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newbury, Oxford, Poole, Reading, Slough, St Albans, Staines, Swindon, Watford, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Worthing.


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