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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

Fire Retardant Spraying: Essential Safety for Residential and Care Homes

Updated: Jan 7


In residential and care homes, safety is paramount, and fire protection is a critical aspect. Soft furnishings, like curtains, can pose a significant fire risk. That's where our fire retardant spraying service comes in, offering not only compliance with the BS 5867 Part 2 Type B standard but also peace of mind in enhancing fire safety.

Why Fire Safety in Care Environments Matters

  1. Protection for Vulnerable Residents: Many residents in care homes have limited mobility, making quick evacuation in case of fire challenging.

  2. Curtains as Fire Risks: Unprotected curtains can rapidly spread flames. Treating them with fire retardant reduces this risk significantly.

In-House Fire Test on Untreated 100% Cotton Fabric

Watch our in-house fire test below, demonstrating how untreated 100% cotton fabric reacts to fire. The rapid spread of flames vividly illustrates the potential danger of unprocessed curtains in a fire scenario.

In-House Fire Test on Treated 100% Cotton Fabric

This video demonstrates the effectiveness of our treatment: after application, the same fabric resists spreading flames, burning only where directly exposed to fire. Importantly, once the flame source is removed, the fabric ceases to burn, offering crucial additional time for evacuation and preventing the fire from spreading.

Streamlined Fire Retardant Spraying Process

  1. Get a Personalized Estimate: Fill out our quick quote form with your requirements.

  2. Convenient Scheduling: We work UK-wide, arranging treatments to fit your schedule.

  3. Efficient and Safe Spraying: Our non-hazardous treatment dries within hours, at only £4 per square meter. Bulk areas receive up to 50% off.

Ensuring Compliance and Ongoing Safety

Post-treatment, you'll get a BS 5867 Part 2 Type B certificate. This ensures your curtains remain compliant for five years or five dry cleans.

Why Fireproofing Stands Out

  • Decades of Expertise: With over 35 years in textile care and fire retardant treatments.

  • Customized Solutions: We tailor our approach for each facility.

  • Affordability: Competitive pricing with significant discounts for larger projects.

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A commitment to safety is at the heart of every residential and care home. With Fireproofing’s fire retardant spraying, you ensure not just compliance but a safer, more secure environment. Contact us to explore how we can help.


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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