Property owners, employees and residents alike, should educate themselves on the difference between a fire partition and a fire barrier – it could be life-saving.

What is a Fire Barrier?

When talking about fire safety, you may have heard this term used.

Fire barriers are fire stopping items that lay between rooms. They are used to minimise or control the impact of smoke, fumes, and heat that will occur during a fire.

Fire barriers also have legal requirements. In particular, barriers must have a one to four-hour fire-resistance rating. The length of time is determined by the number of people in the building.

They can quite literally be a barrier between you and actual fire and save lives.

We have written an in-depth blog to help you learn more about common fire barrier issues and how professionals can help.

What is a Fire Partition?

A fire partition will also be used to block fire from entering specific rooms. This is why these words are used interchangeably. That being said, they should not be.

These partitions will be used in malls, hotels and other places where you will find multiple “rooms” or dwellings.

These only need to withhold for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

What Makes a Partition Different From a Barrier?:

You may have guessed it by now, but the big difference is the amount of time! While buildings will have legal restrictions, it is important to know which type of barrier you will need.

Ensuring Fire Safety:

Here at JNR Fire Protection, we can help you ensure your building is not only up to code but, to an even higher standard.

We can help with inspecting fire doors, fire alarm installation and passive fire protection.

We also supply fire doors, intumescent paint, fire blankets and more. You can view our services here.

Fire Stopping Companies Near Me:

If you’re ready to ensure your fire stopping solutions are to the best standard, then please, contact us. Our team can help you get a quote right away.

We have locations in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Coventry, Nottingham and Leicester.

Our work is always fully tested and clearly identifiable by our logging system of stickers, photos and log sheets.

If you’re interested in learning about fire safety then visit our blog section for more information.