Fire Compartmentation Strategy for Assisted Living Apartments
In response to the building’s fire compartmentation strategy, our client required each individual apartment within an assisted living complex to become a safely individual fire compartmented.
An existing milkman’s hatch created a void between the two flats in each pair of flats. To achieve effective fire compartmentation, the Meritas Team had to seal the gap where the hatch used to be. They then built a new compartmentation wall in 115 flats, using fire-rated plasterboard and other essential fire-stopping materials including galvanised steel track, galvanised steel angle, and recommended intumescent sealants according to the manufacturer’s specification.
Our team were able to complete the job in less than 3 weeks, enabling the building management‘s approved contractors to redecorate in plenty of time for Christmas, ensuring minimum inconvenience for the residents.