Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase Promat's range of fire protection boards and fire stopping products?
Please refer to our list of major stockists. If you require further assistance, contact our Customer Services team on 01344 381381.
What is the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and how does it effect me?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force on 1st October 2006 and brings together the many pieces of fire legislation under one document. It covers fire safety within all public premises, office and commercial buildings. The order puts the responsibility for fire safety on the building owner or occupier, or ‘responsible person’ and replaced the issue of Fire Certificates by the Fire and Rescue Service. A lack of adherence to the order can lead to prosecution and either a fine or penal sentence. This has been the biggest change in fire legislation in many years and has driven the need for quality, tested products to new levels.
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What is the difference between Promat SUPALUX® and Promat MASTERBOARD®?
Promat SUPALUX® and Promat MASTERBOARD® are high performance Calcium Silicate derived building boards formulated without inorganic fibres and do not contain formaldehyde.
Promat SUPALUX® is non-combustible and can provide fully certified fire protection of up to 240 minutes.
Promat MASTERBOARD® is a versatile Class 0 building board suitable for use in a wide range of internal and semi-exposed applications. It is a material of limited combustibility and can be used in constructions providing up to 60 minutes fire protection. Promat MASTERBOARD® is BBA approved (certificate No 90/2500).
Both boards are simple to work and fix, easy to decorate, resistant to the effects of moisture and will not rot or decay.
Which board should I use to provide 60 minutes fire protection?
This depends on the specification requirements. Promat SUPALUX® will provide fire protection above 60 minutes for most applications. Please refer to our Promat SUPALUX® Applications Guide or contact the Promat Technical Services department on 01344 381400 for further advice.
I am looking for a product to replace Asbestos materials. Which board is most suitable?
Again this depends on the exact specification, but typically Promat SUPALUX® would be used. Please refer to the applications guide or contact our Technical Services department as above.
Are Promat's products and systems subject to third party testing and accreditation?
In the UK, Promat endorses the use of third party accreditation bodies such as CERTIFIRE and The Fire Accreditation Scheme (FIRAS) and believes that the credibility given by authorities like these gives the whole marketplace confidence in not only the product, but also the installation. Promat continue to push the development of fire protection systems further, constantly searching for improvement for the construction industry as a whole through representation at trade associations, BSI and CEN technical committees.
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I want to complete the Promat RIBA accredited CPD presentation.
Click here to request a RIBA accredited CPD presentation.