Golden Thread Fire is a company formed in 2018 by dedicated and experienced passive fire protection professionals, passionate in the desire to deliver fire compliance efficiently and effectively.

Our focus is to help clients, both big and small, deliver, collate and manage a Golden Thread of Information in relation to the life safety structural fire components installed in their buildings.

Those responsible for existing buildings, without such a paper trail, shouldn’t use that as an excuse not to make their buildings fire compliant. Accredited documents can be created quickly and cost effectively as industry standards are available to do this, e.g. BRE / LPCB Standard LPS 1197 allows previously uncertified ‘nominal’ fire doors to be inspected and certified and they can thereafter be inspected, remediated and LPCB Certified annually to provide ‘golden thread’ management control of their function and compliance.

Two essential fire door considerations are Criticality and Usage. Understanding these factors can influence a fire doors specification and maintenance regime

Fire Tested Systems

There isn’t a ‘one type suits all’ firestopping solution; as shown in this image from firestopping manufacturer FSi, the materials used vary depending on the location, size of required seal, what services breach the penetration, the fire rating required, if there are airsealing or acoustic requirements and any other considerations such as moisture and movement.

Manufacturers test their products for all of these factors and then create and supply ‘detail drawings’ to reflect how they’ve been tested and how they should be installed to replicate and achieve the required fire rating.

Firestopping companies need to record what has been installed in what location and who has installed it to provide adequate quality assurance. On new build and refurbishment projects this level of detail is also required to provide building owners with a ‘golden thread’ of information.

Capturing the Information

Survey and inspection details are captured electronically and upon completion a detailed report will be provided including a spreadsheet incorporating a complete list of components inspected, plans of the building (if supplied) showing component locations and a comprehensive range of photographs along with information on the specific defect issues identified with an assessment of likely repair/remediation costs.