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The Peabody Estate on Old Pye Street, London was built in 1877 as part of the Peabody Donation Fund (later to become the Peabody Trust). This was founded by the American banker George Peabody to tackle the poverty he saw around him in London at that time.

In building the Peabody Donation Fund he pioneered social housing with unheard of luxuries, like separate laundry rooms and space for children to play. This at a time when the capital had some of the most horrific slums in Europe.

The Peabody Trust has undertaken a project to bring all of their properties to decent homes standard and at the same time ensure that their responsibility to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order is met. The Peabody Trust has been working with Tor Coatings Ltd to provide system specifications for all their properties.

Tor Coatings conducted a free site survey and carried out a full site assessment. A detailed and bespoke specification was then issued, with extensive advice on how to conform to the fire protection requirements of this type of building.

It was agreed that Torrex Flameshield Ultimate-Eggshell was the ideal solution for the existing internal painted surfaces. This was due to the the product providing an upgrade of existing painted surfaces to Class ‘0’ fire rating, protecting against rapid spread of flame and providing a tough, hard wearing surface. This helped The Peabody Trust to comply with Section B2 of the Building Regulations and also to fulfil their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO).

The system was professionally applied by Bridgegap, a trained Tor Partner,  allowing the client to be provided with a 10 year Latent Defects guarantee covering both the product and its application.

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Fire Protection Installation – Old Pye Street, London