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Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Red - All Sizes
Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Red - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £99.05 £118.86
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Cavity Stop Sock Green - All Sizes
Cavity Stop Sock Green - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £71.45 £85.74
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Party Wall Cavity Stop Socks Red - All Sizes
Party Wall Cavity Stop Socks Red - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £52.52 £63.02
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Cavity Stop Sock Lt Blue - All Sizes
Cavity Stop Sock Lt Blue - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £84.07 £100.88
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Fire Stop Strip - All Sizes
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ARC
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from £73.55 £88.26
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Cavity Stop Sock Red - All Sizes
Cavity Stop Sock Red - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £50.58 £60.70
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Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Orange - All Sizes
Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Orange - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £81.97 £98.36
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Rockwool Cladding Roll - All Sizes
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Rockwool
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T-Barrier Pitched Roof - All Sizes
T-Barrier Pitched Roof - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £58.89 £70.67
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Knauf RS60 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes
Knauf Earthwool RS60 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes
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Knauf
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from £395.80 £474.96
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Knauf Rocksilk Flexible Slab (All Sizes) 1200mm x 600mm
Knauf Earthwool Flexible Slab (All Sizes) 1200mm x 600mm
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Knauf
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from £369.10 £442.92
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Eco-Closer - All Sizes
Eco-Closer - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £118.24 £141.89
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Contract-Closer Single Flange - All Sizes
Contract-Closer Single Flange - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Yellow 120mm x 1200mm - All Sizes
Timber Cavity Barrier (TCB) Yellow 120mm x 1200mm - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £80.96 £97.15
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Fire Foam Hand Grade Aerosol 750ml
Fire Foam Hand Grade Aerosol 750ml - Everbuild Sealant
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Everbuild
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from £12.95 £15.54
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Cavity Fire Barrier FF102/50 6mm x 75mm x 1m
FF102/50 - Tenmat
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Tenmat
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£23.65 £28.38
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Kemwell IsoVent-M 1000mm x 600mm - All Sizes
Kemwell IsoVent-M 1000mm x 600mm
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Kemwell Fire
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from £648.87 £778.64
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Kemwell FP-900 2400mm x 1200mm - All Sizes
Kemwell FP-900 2400mm x 1200mm
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Kemwell Fire
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from £7,579.00 £9,094.80
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Kemwell MP-1000 6mm x 2400mm x 1200mm (100 Sheets per Pallet)
Kemwell MP-1000 6mm x 2400mm x 1200mm (100 Sheets per Pallet) - Kemwell Fire Building Materials
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Kemwell Fire
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£4,473.51 £5,368.21
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Kemwell WeatherKem 2400mm x 1200mm - All Sizes
Kemwell WeatherKem 2400mm x 1200mm
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Kemwell Fire
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from £2,965.41 £3,558.49
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Quietstone CR Cement Board 12mm x 2000mm x 1200mm (Pallet of 45 Boards)
Aquafire Cement Board (Pallet of 50 Boards) - All Sizes - Quietstone Building Materials
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Quietstone
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£2,362.50 £2,835.00
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SuperCLOSE XPS Insulated Cavity Closer 150mm x 20mm - 2.4m Length (10 Per Pack)
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Superfoil
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£113.67 £136.40
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Rockfibre Insulated DPC - All Sizes
Rockfibre Insulated DPC - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £375.92 £451.10
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Insulated DPC - All Sizes
Insulated DPC - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £299.12 £358.94
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Eco-Closer Plus - All Sizes
Eco-Closer Plus - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £45.95 £55.14
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Eco-Closer Single Flange - All Sizes
Eco-Closer Single Flange - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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Contract-Closer - All Sizes
Contract-Closer - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £84.07 £100.88
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Smart-Closer Plus Single Flange - All Sizes
Smart-Closer Plus Single Flange - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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Smart-Closer - All Sizes
Smart-Closer - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £77.81 £93.37
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Rainscreen Barrier - All Sizes
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ARC
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from £271.92 £326.30
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Fire Stop Slab - All Sizes
Fire Stop Slab - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £230.90 £277.08
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T-Barrier Timber Frame (vertical) - All Sizes
T-Barrier Timber Frame (vertical) - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £150.32 £180.38
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T-Barrier Masonry (vertical) - All Sizes
T-Barrier Masonry (vertical) - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £78.81 £94.57
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Party Wall DPC L-Shape - All Sizes
Party Wall DPC L-Shape - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £81.60 £97.92
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Party Wall DPC Horizontal - All Sizes
Party Wall DPC Horizontal 1200mm x 260mm - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £88.85 £106.62
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Party Wall DPC Vertical - All Sizes
Party Wall DPC Vertical - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £86.96 £104.35
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Party Wall TCB White - All Sizes
Party Wall TCB White 250mm x 1200mm - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £60.94 £73.13
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Timber to Timber Cavity Barrier Yellow 150mm x 1200mm - All Sizes
Timber to Timber Cavity Barrier Yellow 150mm x 1200mm - All Sizes - ARC Insulation
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ARC
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from £82.52 £99.02
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Knauf RS100 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes
Knauf Earthwool RS100 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes - Knauf Earthwool Insulation
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Knauf
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from £636.55 £763.86
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Knauf RS45 (All Sizes) 600mm x 1200mm
Knauf Earthwool RS45 (All Sizes) 600mm x 1200mm - Knauf Earthwool Insulation
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Knauf
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from £343.40 £412.08
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Knauf RS140 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes
Knauf Earthwool RS140 (600mm x 1200mm) - All Sizes - Knauf Earthwool Insulation
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Knauf
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Cavity Barrier | Fire | Cavity Barriers

Cavity Barrier

A cavity barrier is a component used in building construction to prevent the spread of fire and smoke within concealed spaces, such as wall cavities or roof voids. Its main purpose is to create compartments that restrict the passage of fire and smoke from one area to another, helping to maintain the fire integrity of the building.

Cavity barriers are typically installed horizontally or vertically within the concealed spaces, effectively dividing them into separate compartments. They are designed to withstand the heat and flames of a fire, delaying the spread of fire and smoke and providing occupants with more time to evacuate safely.

These barriers are constructed using fire-resistant materials that meet specific safety standards. They are engineered to seal off gaps and openings in the concealed spaces, ensuring that fire and smoke cannot easily pass through. This helps to contain the fire within its initial location and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the building.

Cavity barriers play a critical role in fire safety, particularly in multi-story buildings or structures with complex designs. By effectively compartmentalizing concealed spaces, they help to control the movement of fire and smoke, minimizing the risk to occupants and aiding in the overall fire protection strategy of the building.

It is important to note that the specific requirements for cavity barriers may vary depending on local building codes and regulations.

Fire barrier vs Cavity barriers

Fire barriers and cavity barriers are two important elements in building construction that serve distinct purposes in fire safety.

A fire barrier is a component designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke between different areas or compartments within a building. It is typically installed horizontally or vertically and constructed using fire-resistant materials. The main objective of a fire barrier is to compartmentalize the building, creating separate zones that contain the fire and limit its spread. By impeding the movement of fire and smoke, fire barriers provide occupants with safe evacuation routes and give emergency responders time to control the fire.

On the other hand, a cavity barrier is specifically used in concealed spaces within a building, such as wall cavities or roof voids. It is installed horizontally or vertically within the cavity and acts as a barrier to prevent the passage of fire and smoke within that confined space. Cavity barriers are designed to seal off gaps and openings, effectively dividing the concealed area into compartments. This containment helps to restrict the spread of fire and smoke, maintaining the integrity of the building and allowing occupants to evacuate safely.

In summary, fire barriers are deployed to create fire-resistant zones throughout a building, while cavity barriers are installed within concealed spaces to prevent the spread of fire and smoke within those areas. Both types of barriers play vital roles in fire safety by controlling the movement of fire and smoke, ensuring the safety of occupants, and aiding firefighting efforts. Compliance with relevant building regulations and consulting with fire safety professionals are essential to ensure proper installation and adherence to safety standards for both fire barriers and cavity barriers.

Cavity Barrier Installation tips

When it comes to cavity barrier installation, there are several important tips to keep in mind to ensure proper and effective implementation. Consider the following guidelines:

Compliance with Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local building codes and regulations related to cavity barriers. Ensure that the chosen barrier and installation method align with these requirements.

Adequate Planning: Plan the placement and layout of cavity barriers in advance. Take into account the specific areas and concealed spaces where barriers are needed, such as wall cavities or roof voids. Determine the appropriate size, type, and number of barriers required for each location.

Proper Material Selection: Choose cavity barriers that are specifically designed and approved for fire containment purposes. Select materials that are fire-resistant and meet the required safety standards.
Professional Consultation: Consult with fire safety professionals or experts experienced in cavity barrier installation. They can provide guidance on barrier selection, placement, and installation techniques tailored to your specific building and fire safety needs.

Correct Installation Technique: Follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommended installation techniques for the chosen cavity barriers. Pay attention to details such as the correct positioning, fixing methods, and sealing of barriers to ensure their effectiveness.

Quality Assurance: Regularly inspect and test the installed cavity barriers to ensure they are in proper working condition. This may include periodic checks for any damage, gaps, or breaches that may compromise their performance.

Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain detailed records of cavity barrier installation, including plans, specifications, and any necessary certifications or approvals. This documentation can serve as evidence of compliance and facilitate future inspections or audits.

Are Cavity Barriers effective in preventing fire in a building?

Yes, cavity barriers are effective in preventing the spread of fire within buildings, particularly in concealed spaces such as wall cavities or roof voids. Cavity barriers are designed to restrict the passage of fire and smoke within these concealed areas, creating compartments that contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the building.

When installed properly, cavity barriers act as barriers to the movement of fire and smoke, slowing down their progression and providing

additional time for occupants to evacuate safely. By sealing off gaps and openings within concealed spaces, cavity barriers help to maintain the fire integrity of the building, reducing the risk of fire spreading and minimizing potential damage.

However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of cavity barriers depends on various factors, including proper installation, compliance with regulations, and the specific design and materials used. It is crucial to consult with fire safety professionals and ensure that cavity barriers are installed correctly and meet the required safety standards.

Additionally, cavity barriers should be part of a comprehensive fire safety strategy that includes other measures such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and appropriate evacuation procedures. The combination of these fire safety measures helps to enhance the overall effectiveness of preventing and controlling fires in buildings.

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