Compartmentation Plans

A compartmentation plan (or fire strategy plan) from Pyro Fire will ensure that your building complies with the functional requirements of B3 – Internal Fire Spread in Approved Document B of The Building Regulations and incorporate our value-engineering solutions.

What plans do I need for my building?

Ensure compliance is met first time by having a clear compartmentation plan

Pyro Fire team are chartered fire engineers with a wealth of experience delivering cost-effective compartmentation plans to buildings of all types and sizes.

Our qualified and experienced fire engineers can carry out analysis of your building to confirm the required levels of fire resistance for walls and doors meet compliance.

We work on all property types, including:

  • Residential
  • Heritage 
  • Education 
  • Commercial & Manufacturing
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Healthcare
  • Warehousing & Storage 

We work with current design codes whether it is Approved Document B, BB100, BS 9991, BS 9999, HTM Guidance, Sports Ground Green Guide or BS 7974.

Compartmentation Plans for Existing Buildings

Where a fire strategy is requested as part of a fire risk assessment, fire door survey, or fire compartmentation inspection/fire stopping survey, it is usually to determine the locations and requirements for fire resisting construction. In this circumstance, Pyro can retrospectively produce a Compartmentation Plan.

This type of plan is an indicative mark-up of a property’s floor plans. Pyro’s qualified fire engineers will carry out a review and analysis of the site floor plans against the Building Regulations or relevant design code to determine the best approach to achieve a compliant design in terms of compartmentation for the premises.  Using the information provided, and fire engineering knowledge and expertise, we will provide new compartmentation plans which reflect the required lines of fire resistance for the premises as required under Requirement B3: Internal fire spread (structure) – Approved Document B Volume 2.

The production of compartmentation plans will allow us to identify necessary lines of fire resistance, which can be used for the benefit of performing passive fire protection inspections (compartmentation, fire stopping and fire doors) to accurately check the areas where fire resisting construction is deficient and where upgrades/improvements are required.

Contact us now to learn more about how we can help with your compartmentation plan requirements.

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FAQ's

  • What aspects does a compartmentation plan cover?

    This type of plan is an indicative mark-up of a property’s floor plans. Pyro’s qualified fire engineers will carry out a review and analysis of the site floor plans against the Building Regulations or relevant design code to determine the best approach to achieve a compliant design in terms of compartmentation for the premises.

    Using the information provided, and fire engineering knowledge and expertise, we will provide new compartmentation plans which reflect the required lines of fire resistance for the premises as required under Requirement B3: Internal fire spread (structure) – Approved Document B Volume 2.

  • I don’t have a fire strategy for my existing building, do I need one?

    A fire strategy acts as the ‘bible’ for a building’s fire safety measures and consolidates all the building information into one simple report. Any question surrounding fire safety for the building can usually be answered by consulting the strategy. However, fire strategies often go missing or get lost during a building’s sale or changeover of management.

    A fire strategy is not strictly a legal requirement for an existing building unless requested by the authorities.

    Generally, a fire strategy is requested for the purpose of identifying lines of fire resisting construction to maintain passive fire protection such as fire stopping and fire doors – in this scenario, a compartmentation plan from Pyro will meet your requirements.

  • How much does a compartmentation plan cost?
    1. Pricing would be based on the amount of time required to carry out the analysis and compile the plans.
    2. Pricing will include or exclude a site visit depending on the complexity of the site and quality of plans provided.
    3. Additional time on site may be required but will only be charged if prior agreed.

    We are able to arrange for drawings to be produced if not currently available – this involves a site inspection and the production of plans from scratch and prices for this service are provided on a per property basis. Please email info@pyrofire.co.uk for more details.

  • What information do I need for compartmentation plans?

    In order to work on compartmentation plans, we need as much information as possible. This usually stems from floor plans – we will need up-to-date, and scaled plans.

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Our process

Consultation

Our fire engineers will perform an initial analysis of your proposal or building plans in order to ensure we can achieve a suitable design. A site visit may be required.

Production

Our fire engineers will analyse the plans and produce a plans to meet the functional requirements of Approved Document B – B3.

Delivery

The compartmentation plans will be delivered in PDF format via email.

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