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Certifire approval for fire upgrading coating systems

Social Housing

Tor Coatings has become the world’s first provider of fire upgrading protective coatings to achieve Certifire status.

Certifire is a globally recognised third party certification scheme for construction products with fire performance. It is designed to give confidence to specifiers, building owners and enforcement authorities and is operated by Warrington Certification, a division of Exova Warringtonfire; the world’s leading independent certification, testing and fire engineering body.

This level of independent third party product certification sets Tor Coatings apart and demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to preserving life through the provision of world class fire protective coatings technologies.

Tor Coatings is the market leading provider of fire upgrading coating systems for communal areas and fire escape routes in the UK social housing sector.

The announcement will be of great interest to specifiers operating in the sector, who, under current fire safety legislation, are advised to give preference to products with recognised third party accreditation whenever possible.

In order to achieve Certifire approval, Tor Coatings had to pass a series of rigorous independent certification tests. These were conducted on and off site and designed to verify critical areas such as product performance, manufacturing processes and quality assurance.

The testing was carried out by Warrington Certification who will also conduct annual audits of Tor Coatings to ensure ongoing compliance with the Certifire scheme.