Client: Webbs Motor Caravans
Fire Rated Partitions
The difficulty with this project was that the client required offices above a mezzanine floor which means that the partitions below have to be fire rated, normally this means the glass has to be georgian wired. In this case we were able to use pyrocet clear glass to still give the 30 minute fire rating and yet not spoil the overall look of the offices.
The fire rated partitions system chosen was Komfort 75mm demountable partition system which allowed us to provide insulation inside the walls to give some degree of protection from the cold when the double doors to the showroom were opened to move caravans in and out. We could have used a cheap general 25mm thick partition roll which 99% of companies use as it is cheap, but in this case we used a Rockwool rw45 slab material designed to be better for insulation.
Partition Construction photos
Not shown are the suspended ceilings ceilings that we had to fit inside the offices. The one in the lower offices had to be 1 hour fire rated to give protection to the mezzanine floor. You can also see from the photographs the pink looking plasterboard on the metal columns of the mezzanine floor, this is fire protection board.
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