Building Services

Protecting the pathway

From water and electric through to gas and broadband, service lines need to run through the length and breadth of a building to deliver the utilities where they are needed. At the same time, the pathways they make through the environment also create a direct line for fire and smoke to pass through. As such, service penetrations must be adequately fire protected to minimise the risk of fire spreading. Coupled with the fact that there are a wide range of service lines which could be installed, from copper and steel through plastic, all of which will react differently when exposed to fire – treating areas which have been penetrated by services is both complex and critical. As an A1 non-combustible stone wool product, ROCKWOOL is available as a comprehensive range of fire protection and thermal insulation for pipes, circular and rectangular steel ductwork.