LS Fire Solutions

Fire Compartmentation and CAD Services


Our Compartmentation and Identification Survey is a methodical inspection of the premises to identify the current locations of compartmentation and sub-compartments. All premises should be designed and built to provide protection to all users by restricting the spread of fire and smoke through the subdivision of the building, including the means of escape.

Compartmentation is the segregation of specific areas via Passive Fire Protection. Passive Fire Protection prevents the spread of fire, smoke, and heat by the installation of certified fire doors, walls, ceilings, and floors. Passive Fire Protection is run in conjunction with Active Fire Protection Systems. These systems could include fire and smoke dampers.

There are different certified standards/ratings required for different types and uses of premises which are determined through Fire Strategies and Fire Risk Assessments. Fire integrity and insulation ratings can range from 30, 60, 90, 120, and 240 minutes. For example, a low-risk office is likely to require 30-minutes of fire protection, where as a hospital would require a minimum of 60-minutes of fire protection.

Our Fire Safety Surveyors will work with you to review your current Fire Strategy Plan before undertaking the intrusive Fire Compartmentation and Identification Survey. During our survey, should we identify a change between your current fire strategy and the actual building layout, this will be brought to the attention of the relevant persons and highlighted within the Survey Report. Any breaches within the compartmentation barriers (walls, doors, ceiling, and floors) will be detailed within the Survey Report and identified on the building floor plans. Details of the following will be provided for each item within the report:

  • Breach location, size, and type
  • Remedial actions required
  • Estimated costs
  • Time frames for action
  • Item risk rating and overall survey report risk rating.

Once the Fire Compartmentation and Identification Survey is completed, we would strongly advise a new Fire Risk Assessment or Fire Risk Assessment Audit is undertaken.

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CAD Services

CAD is a term used to describe Computer-Aided Design. These types of programmes are used as a way to aid in the creation, modification, or optimization of a design. These software’s enable the user to create both 2D and 3D designs such as single floor plans or model buildings. The high quality of the software allows the user to provide the end client with high quality designs that can includes various layers and specific measurements.

Measured Surveys

Measured surveys are usually required by clients that do not have any premises floor plans. For these surveys, our team will attend the premises to collate measurements and learn the building layout. This information will then be collated and imported into a CAD drawing, that will provide a ‘to scale’ floor map.

These maps can be used as a base for further surveys such as:

  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire Compartmentation and Identification Surveys
    Plotting Services (including Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Detection etc.)
  • Extinguisher Management Survey (Please see the Eco Extinguishers page for more details.)

Different Layers

For clients that already have basic floor plans, this type of CAD Service can be used to add additional layers to the map. These layers could include the following:

  • Compartmentation Lines
  • Fire Strategy Drawings
  • Plotting Services (including Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Detection etc.)
  • New or amended office layouts
  • Asbestos reports
  • Gas Safety
  • Evacuation Aids and PEEPs.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team!

We are one of the top fire risk assessment service providers in Berkshire.