Building Fire Inspection and Assessment
The surveys include inspection and assessment of the condition of fire compartment boundaries, services penetration sealing, fire doors, passive fire protection, fire dampers and ventilation ductwork and the condition of escape routes both internally and externally. These surveys may be carried out on existing buildings, during construction and as part of commissioning and acceptance testing of buildings at the completion of construction.
A full building condition survey will examine all areas within a property to assess the overall condition of the existing fire compartment boundaries and fire separating walls as well as the condition of cavity barriers in concealed spaces such as above false ceilings. Typical breaches may be introduced during the running of cables in particular IT cabling passing through walls and floors.
Inspection of passive fire protection can be carried out to assess the condition of the fire protection to structural elements, suitability for fire type and checks to ensure the correct systems have been installed including testing and recording dry film thickness for intumescent systems.
The condition of escape routes can be assessed to ensure they are adequate e.g. surfaces and stairs, fixed ladders and obstructions.
Ventilation systems can be assed to ensure they are not a route for fire and smoke spread, that dampers are of a type appropriate their function and that installation has been undertaken correctly.
Our building condition surveys can be tailored to your individual needs and can include all or part of the services offered. Full written reports detailing all defects including photographic evidence will be produced with each defect identified to allow remedial work to be undertaken.
If required we can also help with ongoing support for rectification work.
Expert witness reports can also be prepared for litigation purposes if necessary.