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Pace Delivers Competitive Fire Protection for Affordable Housing

Pace Installations, one of the UK’s leading providers of acoustic, dry lining and fire protection services, has completed a programme of remedial passive fire protection works at an affordable housing scheme in Northampton. Commissioned by Faithful and Gould on behalf of client, Metropolitan Housing Partnership, Pace was briefed to conduct a detailed fire risk assessment and follow this through to a competitive supply and fit contract.

The housing scheme consisted of a retail unit and over 130 residential apartments, with many already occupied by families. Working in this live area, Pace had to prepare a sympathetic implementation schedule that would minimise disruption to the residents while maximising installation efficiency. Careful planning and close collaboration with Faithful and Gould ensured this was achieved, with Pace completing the full programme of works in just 13 weeks.

Ross Ot, project manager, Faithful and Gould, comments: “Pace Installations were extremely effective and efficient in their approach, both during the design and planning stages through to product installation. The nature of corrective works always means unexpected expense. However, Pace Installations worked hard to keep the costs down for the client, using technical expertise to identify the most cost effective systems, underpinned by a very competitive supply and fit contract.”

Conducting a comprehensive structural fire risk assessment and detailed inspection of all critical areas, Pace Installations identified that a combination of passive fire protection solutions were required throughout the development. This included the treatment of all corridors, staircases, and slab edges with the Firetherm Intubatt System and the installation of Firetherm 30/90 as a remedial cavity barrier above the suspended ceilings.

Inspection of the shop unit and lift shafts also highlighted that the paint finish used provided insufficient fire resistance. Pace Installations was able to remediate this with the application of Jotun 60WB intumescent paint to exposed structural steel beams and columns within the unit and lift shaft.

Alan Page, fire protection divisional director, concludes: “We were able to respond quickly to the site challenge for Faithful and Gould as we manage everything in-house, from risk assessment and technical design through to installation by our manufacturer-qualified team of installation engineers. With access to one of the broadest ranges of fire protection materials, we’re able to deliver the best price, but more importantly – guarantee a professional installation.”

Email: enquiries@paceinstallations.co.uk


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