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How do i know if my ceiling /roof is 60 minute fire proof?

Hi there,

To fulfill council requirements I need to know whether the ceiling/floor between an upstairs flat and a downstairs flat is 60 minute burn time compliant. Could anyone let me know how to figure this out? I will also need to expose the structure so that a council surveyor can see. Is this something that a builder can do? The house is an existing old end of terrace and has been converted into two flats.



2 Answers from MyBuilder Architectural Designers

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If an existing ceiling it will be 30min fire resistant. traditionally uprating to 60min would involve over boarding and setting so you have double thickness plaster.
Now intumescent paints are available and I believe the use of this method is acceptable to borough councils.


Answered 19th Nov 2015

Hi really hard to tell , fire checkmplasterboards are different colour to normal boards , can achieve 60 mins by double boarding , can measure depth of ceiling anywhere


Answered 19th Nov 2015

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