FAQs

Below you can find a series of questions and answers which should make your life easier...

Why use temporary protection?

Fast track build programmes and delay penalties now see floors and finishes installed at an earlier stage within the build programme. This means finishes are exposed to following trades leaving the potential for damage. Any repair or cleaning can prove costly and time consuming and can result in a delay in hand over of the premises. Florprotec® products allow for finishes to be installed, then protected, meaning the site can progress as planned.

What materials to use on site?

By asking yourself the following questions Florprotec® can provide a suitable product for use on your site. 
What finish requires protection? 
What traffic on site will the protection be exposed to? 
How long will protection be on site for? 
Does the protection need to be flame retardant?

Why use flame retardant protection?

There is a potential risk of fire during any new build or refurbishment project. The jointcode of practice has an objective to prevent fires on site.
Its purpose is:
To reduce losses by preventing fires on construction sites. Primarily losses to life and limb through fires and losses financially to insurers, contractors and clients.

Loss prevention standard number 1207.

Relating to fire requirements for protective covering materials on construction sites. It is a collective of five tests and test standards covering flame retardancy and emissions when burning.
They are:
3.1.1 ignitability small flame test BS476 Part 12.
Source C
3.1.3 ignitability large flame test LPS1207/3.13.
3.2 smoke emission pr EN2825.
3.3 toxic gas emission pr En2826.
3.4 oxygen index BS2782: Part1. Method 141 ISO 4589-2.

When to comply with LPS 1207.

When insurers have a clause in the main contractors policy requesting compliance with ‘The Joint Code of Practice’. 
When insurers have a clause in the main contractors policy requesting compliance with LPS 1207. 
When developers or premises owners insurance policy requires building work to comply with ‘The Joint Code of Practice or with LPS 1207’. 
When contractors, clients and developers institute compliance voluntarily.

How to identify the products that comply:

Compliant products must be suitably marked with the name or identification mark of the supplier and a clear statement in a contrasting colour, with letters of 25mm height or greater indicating compliance with LPS 1207 as laid down in the standard. It is required that the manufacturer maintains a quality assurance and certification programme via a certification body accredited by UKAS. The relevant approval mark together with the manufacturers certificate number must be printed on the materials.