“The purpose of the work is to provide a cost effective solution to recommendations to
replace carpets, curtains and seating, from Fire Risk Assessments carried out in High Rise
Sheltered Accommodation due to no test data or records being unavailable.
Carpets used in high rise sheltered accommodation and flats are almost always
manufactured from Polypropylene, Nylon or/and Acrylic which are both synthetic fibres
from the plastic family of fibres and are manufactured from processing oil. These fibres are
flammable by their nature and would produce high levels of black toxic smoke in any fire.
Application of our flame retardant solution will greatly increase fire safety and significantly
reduce fire and toxic smoke risk.
Our latest and showcase project has been working in conjunction with Birmingham City
Council to ensure their sheltered housing high rise schemes have completed any actions
noted in their Fire Risk Assessments. It was highlighted on their most current assessment
that the carpets and upholstery could not be proven to be Flame Retardant due to the
time length of the carpets being in situ. Birmingham City Council responded by sourcing
ourselves to quickly and effectively rectify the situation by working together to develop the
correct product to ensure their compliance with BS 5287:1988.”