Posted by Tim Burrow - Majik House on 25th Oct 2016
Finally we have a cracking product that is easy to fit, excellent quality , fully compliant and perfect for the acoustic blocking all in one.
Brilliant Firetopper and thank you!
Having been in the Custom Install business for 15 years and installed thousands of speaker firehoods we were convinced they could be made better and easier to fit, so we teamed up with one of the worlds leading fire protection specialists to develop the Firetopper Pro Acoustic Speaker Firehood.
It features our unique Fire Red Low Smoke Zero Halogen, triple layer acoustic material which boasts the highest acoustic damping in its class and conforms to the latest IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings.
The internal collar means there is no need for fiddly pins or clips. The hood is clamped firmly into place by the speaker swing clamps, forming a far better fire and acoustic seal with the plaster board and vastly reducing your install time.
We don’t use distributors, we sell direct and pass the savings onto you the installer. If you are a trade installer, register now by clicking the link above to receive your trade account login and discount. Orders received by 4pm will be shipped for guaranteed next day delivery.
Fire hoods are a requirement for all in-ceiling speakers that are installed in or adjacent to habitable rooms or within a location of access or escape.
Are you compliant ?
Cutting large holes in ceilings for in ceiling speakers destroys the fire barrier and under UK Law you as an installer are responsible for maintaining that barrier when installing any equipment. Several AV installers have been prosecuted following fires where the fire has spread between floors more rapidly as a result of in-ceiling speakers being fitted without firehoods.
Protect yourself and your customers and fit Firehoods on all in-ceiling speakers.
PART B REVISED APRIL 2007
Section 7: Protection of openings and fire-stopping
7.2 “ If a fire separating element is to be effective, then every joint, or imperfection of fit, or opening to allow services to pass through the element, should be adequately protected by sealing or fire-stopping so that the fire resistance of the element is not impaired”
7.4 “ Consideration should also be given to the effect of services that may be built into the construction that could adversely affect its fire resistance. For instance, where downlighters, loudspeakers or other electrical accessories are installed, additional protection may be required to maintain the integrity of a wall or floor”.