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Firestop Tool Kit Product Selector – How to select the right product for your application

Firestop products fit for purpose

Selecting and installing a fit for purpose fire stop system in new and existing buildings can be a minefield. Getting it wrong can result in stressful investigations, personal legal repercussions. Universal, off the shelf products, whose labels offer ‘Up to x hours’ universal fire resistance to all your fire stopping problems are often misleading and don’t actually highlight the limited circumstances in which the declared fire resistance can be achieved. Therefore, for reliable firestop resistance applications you must choose the right products that are fit for purpose. This responsibility is not confined to specialist sub-contractors. Architects, Main Contractors, building owners and Building Control, also need to be able to be provided with some comfort that an installation is compliant.

Firestop Selector tool

Here is a Passive Fire Protection product selecting tool to help you carry out your due diligence right. The Firestop Selector gives you a simple list of essential questions to ask yourself, which will lead you to a Protecta solution tailored to your requirements. Once you have answered the questions, you will be ready to make a product selection based on Polyseam’s diagnostic firestop tool kit.


  1. Installation instructions with illustrated drawings showing tested solutions with fire ratings, maximum dimensions and various service types and sizes detailed.
  2. Protecta PFP Handbook containing detail architectural drawings.
  3. Protecta Smartphone App – a trusted help in hand when used on site for verification of compliant installation. This is regularly updated to include data from most recent fire tests.
  4. Installation guidance from CGIs/Videos on YouTube5.
  5. Customer success helpline – A dedicated team of technical managers to call when outside the scope of testing.

Firestop Protecta Products

Protecta® is an industry leading brand manufacturing some of the most comprehensive passive firestop products and systems in the market today. All manufactured right here in the UK by its parent company Polyseam, who have been independently manufacturing 1st class brands for many of the world’s leading suppliers of fire protection and construction products since 1993.

All Polyseam manufacturing systems are backed by ISO9001 and ISO14001 quality management certification programs ensuring highest standards and best quality products. Through our fire research facility in Norway, our team of specialists’ put all products through the toughest tests to ensure we produce to the highest standards. Protecta products are then further analysed through an on-going development and test programme in co-operation with major laboratories including UL, EXOVA, SP and BRE. We are also active members of the ASFP and IFE.

Protecta Passive Fire Protection Seminar

Join us on Monday the 18th June at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel to launch the largest upgrade of the Protecta Mobile App and learn about the new development in our CE marked firestop range. We will be discussing some important product technical upgrades and give a sneak peek into a few new innovations that we are developing. It is also a unique opportunity to interface with other delegates from around the globe.

If you are interested in attending the Protecta Passive Fire Protection Seminar, please contact us at: or call : +44 (0) 207 947 4124

To find out more about our company: or call +44(0)207 947 4123.