PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd was formed as one of the five independent business divisions of the Group in 2017. Since then, through the strategic acquisition of a number of other companies, the division has grown to offer a comprehensive portfolio of specialist fire and security services from:
- The market-leading residential sprinkler installation, testing and maintenance business
- The UK’s leading dry riser installation, testing and maintenance business
- A market-leading provider of fire and security solutions, with ten UK offices
- A leading mechanical fire solutions business based in Kent.
With the acquisition of Neo Property Solutions Ltd on 1st October 2021, PTSG added passive fire services to its portfolio of services. This means the delivery of the survey, design, installation, testing and certification of:
- Fire-rated composite and timber doors
- Fire door maintenance
- Fire-rated glazing solutions
- Fire compliance surveys
- Fire stopping
- Fire compartmentation
- Fire curtains and cavity barriers
As the list of services shows, passive fire protection is a vital component of any fire safety strategy. It is built into the structure of a building to safeguard people’s lives and limit the financial impact of damage to buildings and their contents. It does this by:
- Limiting the spread of fire and smoke by containing it in a single compartment
- Protecting escape routes for essential means of escape
- Protecting the building structure thereby ensuring its sustainability
Passive fire protection is built into the structure to provide stability and into walls and floors to separate the building into areas of manageable risk – compartments. These areas are designed to restrict the growth and spread of fire allowing occupants to escape and offering protection for firefighters. Such protection is either provided by the materials from which the building is constructed, or is added to the building to enhance its fire resistance.
Many construction materials have some natural resistance to fire and as such already have built-in fire protection. An example of such a material would be clay bricks, which, when constructed to form a wall is fire-resisting in its own right. Other materials such as timber, used in the construction of a timber floor, may have little such built-in fire protection and may require additional protection e.g. in the form of fire resisting boards fixed to the underside of the ceiling below.
At the end of November 2021, Neo Property Solutions Ltd was delighted to receive the Training and Development of the Year Award at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) Awards 2021.
To be considered for the award, Neo had to demonstrate how it has developed its team had broadened its knowledge and understanding within the fire protection sector through the completion of multiple courses/training.