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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

Commercial Fire Retardant Spraying Services

Updated: Jan 7


The Grenfell Tower tragedy has profoundly heightened awareness and concern for fire safety across all sectors, especially in the commercial realm. It has underscored the importance of thorough fire risk assessments and the need for compliance with rigorous standards, as demanded by both insurance companies and safety regulations.

At Fireproofing, we specialize in providing top-tier commercial fire retardant spraying services, along with essential certification to meet and exceed standards such as BS 5867, BS 5852, BS EN 13501-1, and BS 476. For those interested in understanding these benchmarks in detail, we offer an informative guide

In this comprehensive blog post, we'll delve into the most common fire safety requests we encounter and the bespoke fireproofing solutions we offer to meet the diverse needs of the commercial sector. From educational institutions to hospitality venues, our goal is to enhance safety and ensure peace of mind through expert fireproofing practices.

The Critical Role of Fire Retardant Spraying in Educational Institutions

Ensuring Safety in the Heart of Academic Life

The auditoriums and stages of schools and universities are not just spaces for performances and gatherings; they are central to the academic and cultural life of these institutions. Ensuring the safety of these vibrant spaces is paramount. A key aspect of this is making sure that stage curtains meet the stringent fire safety standards, specifically BS 5867 Part 2 Type B. This is where our specialized fire retardant spraying and certification services come into play.

Comprehensive Solutions: Fireproofing and Cleaning

Beyond just fireproofing, we understand that these curtains, over years of use, accumulate dust, paint, and other residues. That's why our comprehensive service includes thorough curtain cleaning to remove all forms of dirt and contaminants, setting the stage (quite literally) for effective fire retardant application. This dual approach not only ensures compliance with fire safety standards but also rejuvenates the aesthetics of these important fabrics.

A Case Study: Priory School, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Let's take a closer look at our recent project at Priory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The school reached out to us via our 'GET YOUR QUOTE' form through our dedicated Fireproofing Curtains page, seeking both fireproofing and cleaning for their auditorium curtains. After providing a detailed quote, we scheduled the treatment for the half-term break to minimize disruption to the school's activities.

Our team efficiently carried out the service, ensuring that the curtains were not only fire retardant but also visibly refreshed. Following the treatment, we promptly issued an invoice, and upon payment, provided the essential BS 5867 certification, confirming compliance with fire safety standards. The best part? The treatment's non-hazardous nature meant the school could have resumed using the hall immediately, thanks to the absence of harmful fumes or odours.

Partnering with Interior Designers for Flameproofing Fabrics

Bridging Creativity and Safety in Design

Interior designers face the dual challenge of fulfilling their creative vision while adhering to strict safety standards. In their quest to create beautiful and safe spaces, whether commercial or residential, they often turn to us for our expert fire retardant spraying services. Our role is crucial in treating a variety of materials, from upholstery fabrics and curtains to wood, ensuring compliance with fire standards such as BS 5852, BS 5867, and BS EN 13501-1.

Tailored Solutions for Efficient Project Completion

Understanding the time-sensitive nature of design projects, we offer a unique solution that circumvents the delays associated with treating fabrics off-site. At Fireproofing, we allow interior design projects to reach completion before stepping in to apply our flame-retardant treatments on-site. This approach significantly accelerates project timelines, enabling designers to meet their clients' expectations swiftly and efficiently.

A Case Study: Jessica Cox Design: Acuris Office, Kidlington

A recent collaboration with Jessica Cox Design for the Acuris Office in Kidlington perfectly illustrates our bespoke approach. Faced with the challenge of treating an open-weave linen too wide for standard machine processing, Jessica reached out to us. We proposed an innovative solution: first, complete the making of the curtains and blinds, then hang them, after which our team would conduct on-site fire retardant spraying.

Safeguarding Community Spaces: Fireproofing for Public Halls and Centers

Protecting the Heart of Community Interaction

Community spaces, including art centers, village halls, and similar venues, are vital for local events like concerts, plays, and gatherings. These multifunctional areas often feature large curtains at the front and sides of performance stages, making fire safety a paramount concern. Given their diverse use, these spaces are typically equipped with various electrical appliances — from powerful stage lighting to projector screens — each posing potential fire hazards.

Recognizing these challenges, Fireproofing specializes in providing comprehensive fire retardant spraying and certification services. Our approach is tailored to address the unique needs of these community hubs, ensuring they meet stringent fire safety standards while maintaining their welcoming and functional nature.

Our Comprehensive Service: Cleaning and Certification

Beyond fireproofing, we understand the importance of maintaining the aesthetic and functional quality of these spaces. Therefore, our services also include thorough curtain cleaning, which is crucial for removing accumulated dust and debris, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our fire retardant treatment.

A Case Study: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

A recent project at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea showcases our ability to handle large-scale fireproofing challenges. Richard, the center's manager, reached out to us with a detailed request via our simple quote form. The center housed approximately 15 large black wool serge curtains, which lined the entire perimeter of the hall.

Our team embarked on a two-step process: first, conducting an extensive cleaning of these curtains to remove any accumulated impurities, then applying our fire retardant treatment. The result was not just compliance with fire safety regulations but also a rejuvenation of the curtains' appearance. Upon completion, we provided the necessary certification, ensuring the center could continue to host events with the assurance of enhanced safety.

Meeting the Unique Demands of the Entertainment and Fashion Industries

Navigating the Exciting World of Entertainment and Fashion Fire Safety

The entertainment and fashion industries are realms of constant innovation and public gatherings, making fire safety an indispensable part of their operations. Whether it's a ballet company on tour or a bustling film set, the demand for rigorous fire safety standards is non-negotiable. This is where our expertise comes into play, covering everything from film set fireproofing to ensuring the safety of intricate ballet scenery.

Tailored Solutions for Diverse Materials and Settings

Our experience extends to a variety of materials and settings. We've found ourselves fireproofing wood on film sets and spraying acoustic fabrics in vast warehouses. No matter the height or size, our team is equipped to handle these unique challenges, providing necessary certifications to comply with fire safety regulations and insurance requirements.

A Case Study: Mergaliyev Classical Ballet: Swan Lake Scenery

Sophie from the Mergaliyev Classical Ballet approached us with a challenge: over a thousand square meters of cotton fabric scenery, acquired from the Kazakhstan Opera House, lacked the required fire certification for their UK tour. We first conducted in-house testing on a sample, which confirmed the need for fire-resistant treatment.

Fire Safety Test: Demonstrating the Flammability of Untreated Swan Lake Scenery

Understanding the scale of this project, we coordinated with Sophie to treat the scenery over three days at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Our process was meticulous, including the treatment of additional samples for venues to conduct their own burn tests, ensuring utmost confidence in the safety of the materials.

Watch Our Expert Fire Retardant Treatment in Action: Complying with BS 5867 Part 2 Type B Standards

Upon completion, we provided a comprehensive certificate of fire retardant treatment, ensuring the ballet company's compliance with safety standards and peace of mind for their tour.

Ensuring Hospitality Industry Compliance: Hotels and Restaurants

Prioritizing Fire Safety in Guest Comfort and Dining Experiences

In the hospitality industry, where comfort and safety are paramount, the role of fire retardant treatments cannot be overstated. Hotels, serving primarily as a haven for rest and relaxation, must ensure the highest fire safety standards, especially considering the various elements like headboards, bed frames, curtains, and seating. Similarly, the romantic allure of candlelit dinners in restaurants underscores the need for fire-resistant drapes and seating to mitigate any fire risks.

Adapting to the Fast-Paced Hospitality Industry

At Fireproofing, we specialize in providing flameproofing services that cater to the fast-paced nature of the hospitality sector. We understand that in the rush to opening day, some fabrics might not receive the necessary fire treatment. Our team is adept at on-site servicing, ensuring that all materials, whether overlooked or in need of last-minute treatment, meet legal fire safety standards without delaying your opening schedules.

A Case Study: No. 30 Knightsbridge, Headboards & Tie Backs

A prime example of our adaptability was our work with Studio Aida at No. 30 Knightsbridge. Just a day before the grand opening, Aida discovered that the fabric used for the headboards did not meet the required fire safety standards. Our team swiftly responded, visiting the hotel to treat all headboards to the requisite standard. Additionally, we addressed the overlooked tie-backs, ensuring they too were compliant. This last-minute intervention by Fireproofing ensured that No. 30 Knightsbridge opened its doors not only in style but also in compliance with fire safety regulations, offering peace of mind to both the management and its guests.

Why Choose Fireproofing for Your Fire Safety Needs

Unmatched Expertise and Nationwide Reach

When it comes to commercial fire retardant spraying services, our extensive experience places us at the forefront of the industry. At Fireproofing, we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt seamlessly to the unique needs of each client, offering tailored solutions that ensure safety and compliance. Our professional approach is designed to alleviate any concerns, providing peace of mind throughout the entire process.

A Tradition of Excellence and Customer Satisfaction

Our commitment to excellence is not just a claim—it's a promise backed by hundreds of successfully completed projects and an ever-growing list of satisfied customers. Across the UK, our clients have benefited from our comprehensive services, reflecting our dedication to quality and reliability. This is further evidenced by our high customer satisfaction rates and positive testimonials, showcasing our expertise in the field.

Accessible and Responsive Service

Understanding the urgency and importance of fire safety, we ensure that a specialist is always within reach, no matter where you are in the UK. Our team is readily available for consultations, offering expert advice from the initial inquiry to project completion.

Choose Safety, Choose Fireproofing

In choosing Fireproofing, you're not just selecting a service provider; you're partnering with a leader in fire safety who is committed to protecting your premises and the people within. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist in making your space safer and compliant with fire safety standards.

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About the Author: Adam Sawyer

Adam is an industry expert with over 35 years of experience in textile care and fire retardant treatments. He is the founder of Fireproofing, a company specializing in fire retardant spraying and application services for curtains, fabrics, upholstery, wood, and more. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, Adam has built lasting relationships with clients and established a reputation for excellence in the field. To learn more about Adam and Fireproofing, visit the About Us & Our Expert page on our website.



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