Did you know that nearly 60% of fire deaths do not take place in the room of the fire’s origin? And that three quarters of all fire-related mortalities are caused by smoke?

When there are through penetrations in walls and floors, toxic smoke easily spreads to adjacent rooms. This is why it’s so important to have effective fire stopping materials in place – and why building owners are legally required to invest in robust passive fire protection strategies.

Should the worst happen, firestops really can mean the difference between life and death for the people who use and visit your building.

What we offer

Our site survey will identify those penetrations that need to be fire stopped and we will recommend the most appropriate solution and materials to be used, which in many cases will involve the use of an intumescent products to fill in the gaps.

This type of sealant expands when it is confronted with extreme heat to create a protective layer that delivers improved fire and smoke resistance to any structure.

Our team can work with contractors during a new build process to ensure all gaps are sufficiently sealed before the works are signed off. Alternatively, we can investigate existing compartments in older buildings and carry out remedial works to make sure the property meets the required safety standards.

Site surveys

Fire stopping installations

Product sourcing

Site inspections

Sealant repairs

Completion reports

We’ll help you find the right solution in any scenario.

Effective fire stopping relies on using the correct components to safeguard the fabric of your building.

Active protection products, such as detectors and sprinklers, play a vital role in any fire stopping installation. But passive fire protection materials are just as important when it comes to mitigating risk.

Octopus is partnered with Hilti, a market leader for fire stopping solutions. This supplier offers a wide catalogue of sealants, sprays, sleeves, blocks, plugs, collars, discs, cushions, foams, and other accessories, all of which are designed to stop the spread of smoke and fire.