Firemaster Cost Saving
4th January, 2012
An independent cost comparison study of non-load bearing fire rated compartment and partition walls has shown cost savings of up to 40% per m² for Firemaster panel solutions when compared to conventional jumbo stud and blockwork constructions.
The report by leading cost consultants Faithful+Gould looked at current costs for walls in two common applications and used data from the company's Cost Database and relevant information from a sample of approved contractors.
The first scenario was a single storey industrial or retail building with 2 hour fire separation wall 7.50m - 8.00m high. When compared to a jumbo stud wall the Firemaster Wall Extra solution could save up to 40% per m². When compared to blockwork the Firemaster Wall Extra solution could save up to 22% per m².
The second scenario was a retail store back wall with 1 hour fire separation wall 4.00m - 4.50m high. When compared to a jumbo stud wall the Firemaster Wall Lite solution could save up to 20% per m². When compared to blockwork the Firemaster Wall Lite solution could save up to 12% per m².
Commenting on the results of the study Chris Hassett, Firemaster sales manager, said,
"This cost research confirms the feedback we have received from contractors and designers who have found out for themselves the benefits of a Firemaster solution. If you are specifying anon-load bearing fire rated compartment and partition walls, a Firemaster solution could show considerable saving over conventional constructions. And the higher the wall and the higher the fire resistance required - the likelihood is that the cost saving will be larger. "
Firemaster is manufactured by Eurobond Laminates Limited and has been developed as a 'total internal wall and ceilingsolution' ideally suited for the construction of non load bearing internal partition walls, and ceilings. The approved system provides a tested fire resistance in order to perform as internal firewalls, ceilings or compartmentation walls, and is designed to be integrated with Eurobond's Firemaster doors for a complete fire resistant solution. At the core of each Firemaster panel is non combustible stone wool insulation that guarantees the highest level of fire performance and low environmental impact.
For more information please visit www.eb-firemaster.co.uk.