Fire Barriers

Listed below are a range of fire barriers that are designed to help reduce the effects of a thatch fire. They will not eliminate the risk of ire, but they can act to reduce the possible levels of damage from a thatch fire.

In most cases the physical barriers are installed directly on top of the roof timbers, therefore will only be able to be fitted if the thatch is ever stripped off or you are building a new property or an extending an existing one.

Most fire barriers these days are made up of a number of components and are offered as systems. When considering the introduction of fire barriers it is important to look at other considerations such as suitable levels of insulation and vapour controls.

Thatch Fireboard

A 9mm calcium silicate board offering a one-hour ire barrier in accordance with BS476: Part 3: 2004 and CEN/TS 1187: 2012.

Find out more about Thatch Fireboard.

Thatch Firewall Membrane

The membrane which carries the same testing and one-hour fire rating as the Thatch Fireboard is mostly used on existing buildings where the roof timbers may not be suitable to install a rigid fireboard.

Find out more about Thatch Firewall Membrane.

Thatchbatts ®

Installed between the rafters on the underside of the thatch and in conjunction with either the Thatch Fireboards or Thatch Firewall Membrane to product a comprehensive fire barrier.

Find out more about Thatchbatts®

Thatchsayf – Fire Retardant Spray

Can be applied to both a new or existing thatched roof to reduce and slow down the spread of flame in the event of sparks or embers landing on the thatch.

Find out more about Thatchsayf.

Thatch Advice

We continue to provide a single source of information for architects, builders, surveyors, thatchers and property owners.

Whether it is a new build, extension or re-thatch project, we can provide information on current building regulations and which fire barriers and systems are best suited to each individual project.

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