Design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions from Siderise – for facades and curtain wall applications
Siderise is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions for a wide range of building envelope types. Its offering is underpinned by a core value of “integrity in all we do.” This means that it is committed to developing quality products that have been tested to rigorous industry standards, and it stands by the side of customers at every step of the process— providing technical support services from the earliest design and engineering stages right through to build and inspection.
As a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions for facades and curtain wall applications, Siderise have an important contribution to make to the accurate specification and installation of passive fire protection within construction projects.
For over 45 years, Siderise has supplied the construction industry with a range of firestopping products for all kinds of facades, including masonry, ventilated and curtain walling. This offering is underpinned by a core value of ‘integrity in all we do.” This firstly means that they are committed to developing quality products that have been third-party tested to stringent industry standards to provide reassurance on the products function and performance, helping to ensure regulatory compliance and ongoing peace of mind. This includes tests to multiple British (BS), American (NFPA) and European (EN) standards for both products and complete systems, as well as those created by key organisations such as the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT). For instance, recently their cavity barriers were put through the rigorous ASTM E2307 (Standard Test Method for Determining Fire Resistance of Perimeter Fire Barriers Using Intermediate-Scale, Multi-story Test Apparatus), where they achieved EI 180.
But, of course, every project presents a unique mix of fire engineering requirements and there is no ‘one-size-fits all’ approach. This is why its comprehensive offering is also backed by support from the business’ large technical team, who provide everything from project specific advice and details to specific calculations and engineering evaluations. They can also work with project teams to develop bespoke product or system tests to demonstrate compliance with various performance criteria, depending on application or arrangement. They also offer a range of accessible and accredited CPD Training around the principles of fire stopping for certain facade types.
Of course, a product’s performance in practice is often dictated by the quality of its installation. Rigorous inspection is crucial. To support installers and Building Control Officers during construction, Siderise has developed a simple to use inspection and reporting app. This makes it easy to record the progress and quality of installation, carry out audits, and identify and address any issues. It also offers a visual record of hidden elements of a construction once the build is complete.
This mix of third-party verified products and supportive services enable Siderise to provide fire safety engineers with right solutions, helping them to deliver safer buildings all over the world.