FIREFLY

UNIT 3
TRANSPENNINE TRADING ESTATE
GORRELLS WAY
ROCHDALE
LANCASHIRE OL11 2PX

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FIREFLY™ is a range of world-leading and fully certified passive fire protection products comprising lightweight, easy to install flexible fire barriers with system ancillaries supported by state of the art fire stopping products.

Fire barrier systems are available for vertical and horizontal applications, independently tested for use on various substrates and the expected accommodation of penetrations.

Fully tested and certified by IFC. Installation drawings and expert technical support are available both online and in person.

Rated for integrity and insulation performance, TITAN Lite™ 120:60 is the highest performing fire barrier exceeding 2 hours integrity and 1 hour insulation performance (BS 476 Parts 20/22).

FIREFLY™ was the first certified flexible fire barrier system and remains the most recognised and respected brand in the business to this day.

Fire barriers are used to compartmentalise building voids or concealed spaces to delay the spread of fire and smoke in an emergency. They are rated for integrity and insulation performance. 

The recent addition of firestopping products makes FIREFLY™ the number one supplier of passive fire protection products in the UK. 

All FIREFLY™ passive fire protection products are fully certified and supported by an experienced team able to provide timely and practical support and training to ensure installations are problem-free, compliant with regulations and meet the increasingly demanding expectations of the market.

FIREFLY™ flexible fire barriers (also known as cavity barriers) are made with combinations of specialty woven and nonwoven glass substrates and aluminium foils. The range of barriers has been developed by TBA Protective Technologies Ltd, the leading UK producer of high-performance materials for thermal protection applications, with a 150 year pedigree in technical textile manufacturing.

CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Protection Flexible
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Protection IFCC Certification
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 120 Minuites
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 30 Minutes
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 60 Minutes
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 90 Minutes
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 6 & 7 .
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FIRE BARRIERS BS 476:1987 Parts 6/7 .
FIRE BARRIERS BS 476:1987 Parts 20/22 .
FIRE BARRIERS BS 5438/6249 A rating
FIRE COVERS Downlighter Covers .
FIRE COVERS DOWNLIGHTER HOODS . .
FIRE PROTECTION Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 6 & 7 .
FIRE PROTECTION For Cavity Barriers .
FIRE PROTECTION For Ceiling Voids .
FIRE PROTECTION For Light Fittings .
FIRE PROTECTION For Suspended Ceilings .
MEMBRANES Woven Glass .
SMOKE BARRIERS . .
APOLLO Cavity Fire Barriers
APOLLOLITE Cavity Fire Barriers
COLLAROLL Fire Collar
PHOENIX Smoke Control
PHOENIX HORIZONTAL Smoke Control
TIMBERWRAP Fire Protection
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TITAN Lite™ PROTECTING LIFE AND HISTORY AT NEW BRITISH MUSEUM FACILITY

August 2021

TITAN Lite™ PROTECTING LIFE AND HISTORY AT NEW BRITISH MUSEUM FACILITY

The decision by the British Museum to move a substantial part of its collection of historical artefacts from storage in London to a new state-of-the-art facility in Reading has led to a major fire-stopping contract for a specialist sub-contractor; featuring the use of the FIREFLY™ TITAN Lite™ 120:60 from the TBA FIREFLYTM range.

The development at Cutbush Lane East, in the Shinfield district, has seen main contractor Graham Construction awarded a £30million contract for the erection and fit out of the new facility and while the original specification for the well proven and widely used FIREFLY product came from project architects, John McAslam + Partners, the installation and on site expertise was provided by St. Albans ‘ based Loftus Construction Solutions Ltd. in installing the 60 rolls of TITAN Lite™ in line with the manufacturer’s standard details and project specific guidance.

The Project Manager for Graham Construction, Andrew Gardner, commented: “The British Museum is closing down its storage facility in central London and moving it here to the new research and storage building in Reading, which we expect to complete early next summer (2022). In terms of the fire barriers these have been designed with both life safety and asset protection prioritised: preventing break out of fire from places like plant rooms, and also the protection of dividing walls from both sides.

“This has meant the use of in excess of 30 different details including bespoke ones which has led to TBA/Loftus assisting in further developing the initial specification by JMP to suit the unique site conditions. FIREFLY made several visits to site and offered a lot of useful technical guidance and assisted with alterations being made, while Loftus Construction Solutions Ltd has done very good work on the installation of these complex solutions.”

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Patrick Loftus, MD of Loftus Construction Solutions Ltd, added: “As an ASFP accredited contractor in conjunction with our FIRAS and LPCB Accreditation’s for Passive Fire Protection System we are familiar with the FIREFLY range and have, in fact been using another product from the range (Phoenix) for three years in work at Whitechapel Station as part of the overall Crossrail Scheme. Again this has enabled us to be meet our Clients’ needs for multiple unique details on another complex project.. TBA complements our on-site activities with their excellent technical support which ensures we can deliver on all aspects of projects to our Clients requirements.

Combined with all the site reports, our operatives have undergone training from FIREFLY, including training delivered on-site. The work here in Reading is progressing very well in terms of all the compatibility of connection details and all stakeholders involved are pleased with the results and suitability of the products and installation work carried out.”

As a flexible, woven material Titan Lite™ is easy to cut and fix and is chemically treated to improve its cooling properties, meaning it will prevent temperatures rising in adjoining areas when used to create compartmentation. It is installed as a three-layer, staggered system to achieve 120 minutes integrity and 60 minutes insulation. The system has been fully tested to BS 476 Parts 20 & 22 and is third party certified by IFCC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LTD, UNIT 3, TRANSPENNINE TRADING ESTATE, GORRELLS WAY, ROCHDALE, OL11 2PX.
TEL: 01706 758817 EMAIL: technical@tbafirefly.com
WEB: www.tbafirefly.com

TEMPLE MEADS ROOF REFURBISHMENT WORK PROTECTED BY FIREFLY FIRE BARRIER

August 2021

TEMPLE MEADS ROOF REFURBISHMENT WORK PROTECTED BY FIREFLY FIRE BARRIER

A three year £24 million programme of works to repair and repaint the roof structure to Bristol Temple Meads railway station is featuring the use of the ZEUS Horizontal fire barrier system from TBA FIREFLYTM: employed to enclose a series of shallow arch scaffold beams or ‘cassettes’ that span the tracks, thereby protecting the workforce from any potential train fire as they use the access deck above.
These cassettes were assembled and installed by Network Scaffolding, a specialist division of main contractor, Taziker, before being wrapped and fire-protected using the ZEUS Horizontal: offering significant logistical as well as cost advantages over alternative solutions. In total, the work has consumed some 3,600m2 of the high performance and fully certificated system supplied through one of FIREFLY’S national distributors.

Network Rail is in overall charge of the project, responsibility for design of the permanent works was taken by engineers Stantec, while RDG designed the scaffolded temporary works package.
The scope of the works is summarised by Network Rail as involving the renovation and re-glazing, including extensive metal and woodwork repairs to the main train shed roof, as well as further work on roofing over what is known as ‘Bonaparte’s Alley’.
Due to the project’s unique challenges, Stantec undertook due diligence in conjunction with the manufacturer to verify the necessary technical details and certifications.

The Project Manager for Taziker, Mike Ives, commented: “We originally looked at a number of options for fire-protecting the scaffold arches being erected by our group sister company, Network Scaffolding: including protecting the cassettes with intumescent paint or fire-boarding, and even raising the scaffold higher up, but they all had their downsides.

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Subsequently there were a number of meetings on site involving TBA, ourselves, Network Rail and the various design consultants to determine the best solution. While we were able to utilise a number of FIREFLY’S standard details, such as for penetrations and jointing the material, bespoke details also had to be devised to make the ZEUS suitable for the application.”

FIREFLYTM ZEUS Horizontal 60:30 is able to offer 30 minutes’ insulation and a full one hour’s integrity in a variety of applications. Third Party certified by IFCC (certificate No 1532) Zeus Horizontal comprises a flexible fabric which is chemically treated to optimise its thermal properties and prevent the spread of fire. While it was actually developed to create compartmentation within hidden areas of buildings, such as roof spaces and floor voids, the system is also ideally suited for protecting the underside and vertical sides to the scaffold cassettes. Small quantities of TBA’s WP non-combustible weather protection membrane will also be installed at the ends of the canopy.

Taziker, which derives some 90% of its income from rail industry contracts, will involve a glazing sub-contractor to replace all glazing and will self-deliver steelwork repairs and application of a protective coating system with new LBC approved colour scheme to the steel structures.

Repairs to the platform canopies and in the forecourt are also scheduled with completion due in 2023.
Specifiers and specialist fire contractors wishing to find more information about the full range of products available from TBA FIREFLYTM can visit www.tbafirefly.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: MARTYN ROLFE
TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LTD, UNIT 3, TRANSPENNINE TRADING ESTATE, GORRELLS WAY, ROCHDALE, OL11 2PX.
TEL: 01706 758817 EMAIL: technical@tbafirefly.com
WEB: www.tbafirefly.com

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