Fire Protection

Will my Mezzanine require fire protection?

This is dependent upon what you intend to use the floor for. Generally to comply with Building Regulations all mezzanine floors with office accommodation must have fire protection. Storage and maintenance floors do not need to be fire rated, however they may still need to be fire rated for the following criteria :-
  • If any edge of the floor exceeds  20 linear metres.
  • If the area of the mezzanine floor exceeds 400m2.
  • If 3 or more people work on the mezzanine flooring area at any one time.
  • If the size of the mezzanine floor exceeds 50% of the room it is installed in.
Building Regulations on Mezzanine Floors.

Fire protection is an essential part of the Building Regulations and should be given priority at the planning stage.
Part B of the Building Regulations has directives on fire safety relating to the warning in the event of a fire, fire protection and regulations covering the means of escape.
Protecting a mezzanine floor in the event of a fire usually includes a one hour fire rated suspended ceiling, fascia and column cases. Lights will require canopies. Approval from the local fire authority is required before the floor can be constructed and will form part of the building control approval. As part of Vincent’s scope of supply we guide you through this process ensuring that all the necessary paperwork is completed on your behalf and that the floor complies fully with the Building Regulations.
Fire Protection
Fire protection is a requirement of some mezzanine floors.
  • Up to 2 Hours fire protection.
  • Aesthetic appearance.
  • Aids noise reduction.