Fire Stop Products | Astro FRA Socket Box Cover
For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday).
Switch boxes, in walls subject to fire regulations, must be correctly fire protected. Once a hole is made in the wall for a recessed switch or socket box, the fire integrity of the construction is compromised.
In addition the wall's capacity to provide an effective acoustic and thermal barrier is impaired. For timber framed buildings preventing a fire from entering wall cavities and attacking the structure is critical to the overall fire integrity of the building.
To combat these fire risks Astroflame has developed a pre-formed socket / switch box cover to provide fire and acoustic protection as an easy fit alternative to conventional putty pads.
This one-piece socket box is available in sizes to suit most common single & double electrical boxes and restores and maintain fire insulation and integrity in plasterboard walls for up to 120 minutes.
In a fire the cover expands, filling all of the available space with a fire resistant highly insulating char. The fire is unable to penetrate the aperture and the socket cover is able to give additional insulation protection to the wall void by reducing the chance of heat build up leading to the ignition of flammable structural members.
In a wall with two layers of plasterboard on each face, the ends of the fixing wires can be pushed between the plasterboard layers.
Single or Double Socket sizes / one per box or boxes of 10 per size
|Product Code||Product Description||Internal Depth||Internal Dimensions W x H|
|AFFRASOCS||Astro FRA Socket Box Cover Single||40mm||80x80mm|
|AFFRASOCD||Astro FRA Socket Box Cover Double||40mm||150x80mm|
Please contact us and quote the following - Quantity / Product Code / Product Description / Size
Typical example:- 10 / AFFRASOCS / Astro FRA Socket Box Cover Single / Single
We have technical representatives who provide assistance in the selection and specification of the products on this site and should be consulted for exact installation and product suitability. Ensure an early engagement with ourselves, designers, main contractor and specialist installers before any installation. Other trades and/or manufacturers may need to be consulted. For in-depth information, specification and technical advice please call our Head Office on tel 01329 844 500 or email email@example.com
All interested parties, designer, specifier, main contractor and specialist installers should provide access to allow the fire stopping seals to be regularly inspected and maintained, as well as records kept of such maintenance at minimum periods of 12 months, as required by the Regulatory Reform Order, and repaired if necessary. Reference should be made to ASFP TGD 17 – Code of Practice for the Installation and Inspection of Fire Stopping.
It is vital that those entrusted to design or install a fire stopping product have the necessary levels of competence to undertake the task professionally and thoroughly. The level of competency required will be commensurate with the expected complexity of the building. All designers must eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during installation, construction or maintenance when preparing or modifying designs. Clients should ensure that the principal designer and principal contractor carry out their duties under CDM regulations. The ASFP foundation course in passive fire protection provides essential knowledge as part of demonstrating competency and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.
For further information on installation requirements please refer to the socket box manufacturer data and wall specification to ensure the compatibility of this product, if in doubt please contact the technical team with services and wall specification on: tel 01329 844 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The product does not present any known health hazards during or after installation. Normal good industrial and personal hygiene practices should be observed. For further information on health and safety requirements please contact the technical team on: tel 01329 844 500 or email email@example.com
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For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday). All dates quoted for despatch are estimates only and are not guaranteed. We will endeavour to meet these dates but shall have no liability for any delay in despatch or delivery or any damage or loss occasioned thereby. We may deliver products pursuant to any order by instalments. If we are unable to deliver the goods for any reason,you will be contacted and you will not be obliged to pay for the goods which have not been delivered, you also have the option to cancel the goods that have been delivered, however we shall not be liable for any loss of income or profit which may have been caused by the delay or non delivery of goods.
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