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Fire protection on social housing at Balaam House

Fire Protection Works for Social Housing at Balaam House

Gunfire’s fire protection included fire door refurbishment and fire stopping in service risers for Balaam House.

Balaam House is a 15 floor social housing block, built in the 1960’s.

Scope of Works for Balaam House

Gunfire was contacted by Sutton Housing to undertake fire protection works that comprised of the following:

  • Fire stopping in the service risers on the stairwell
  • Fire door refurbishment to Server Riser doors – new hinges, intumescent strips, intumescent grilles (where needed) and replacement of ply board with double layer pink board
  • Fire door maintenance to communal doors – new hinges, strips, closers, intumescent letterboxes and lipping where needed

Fire stopping materials used

Some of the materials used on this project were:

  • Intumescent Strips
  • Intumescent Sealant
  • Ball Race Butt Hinges
  • Fire Door Keep Shut signs
  • Fire Brigade Padlocks
  • Intumescent Letterboxes
  • Hardwood Lipping
  • Rockwool Batt
  • Rockwool Mastic
  • Rockwool HPE

All fire stopping works are complete and have been carried out under Gunfire’s LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) accreditation.

At Gunfire we offer a comprehensive range of fire stopping solutions to make sure walls, roofs, service risers, and voids maintain their fire resistance.

The products we use are tested in line with Bs476 parts 4, 20 and 22 and/or EN 1366-3 and our fire stopping technicians are fully trained and regularly updated with new fire stopping methods and regulations, so you know your project is in safe hands.

Get in touch with one of our experienced fire stopping specialists to discuss your next project and find out how we can help.



Client Sutton Housing
Value £30K
Duration 2 months
Sector Social Housing
Accreditations 2018