Fire Protection Boards

Fire, like air and water is very useful for us, but the devastation fire causes can be catastrophic. Special types of fire resistant boards are created to safeguard your building from fire hazard. This is called the passive fire protection. The aim of of passive fire protection system is to contain the fire by delaying the growth of the fire and to prevent the fire and smoke from moving from one compartment to another and to delay the collapse of the building structure.


Fire protection boards are made from Calcium Silicate, Gypsum, and Mineral Fibre with special additives to suppress the growth of fire. These boards have excellent stability, are easily installed, have fire performance and finish in one and have up to 240 minutes fire performance. Some of these boards have moisture resistance additives in them, so they can be installed in areas, where there is a chance of exposure to moisture or water. The fire protection boards are also used in industrial, commercial and public areas, such as factories, duct work, steel structures, smoke barriers, tunnels, airports. 

A good building is a safe building. Fire safety of a building is very important and all buildings have to meet the legislation regarding fire-safe construction, so using superior quality fire protection materials is crucial. During a fire, fire rated constructions allow people to reach safety. The manufacturers of specialised fire protection boards test them thoroughly. Carefully selected fire protection boards are available at Insulationshop.co.

Fire protection testing
  • Reaction to Fire - tests how a product will become involved in the growth of fire at origin, up to the time when flashover--near-simultaneous ignition of the material directly exposed to fire--occurs, or does not occur, and provides a fire classification for the material.
  • Fire resistance - tests how an element of construction or fire protection system will prevent a fully developed fire from causing structural collapse of the element, or prevent the fire from passing from origin into an adjacent space.
Tests on materials
  • Non-combustibility test for materials: BS 476: Part 4: 1970 - This test classifies materials as either non-combustible or combustible. It is standard for the fire performance of materials and gives a measure of the heat and flames generated by the material under standard heating conditions. Non-combustible materials can be used without restriction anywhere in a building, as their use ensures that hazards due to smoke and toxic gases are minimised and that the fabric of a building will not contribute to creating a fire. 
  • Method of test for fire propagation for products: BS 476: Part 6: 1989 - This test measures the amount and rate of heat evolved by the product while subjected to standard heating conditions. 
  • Method for classification of the surface spread of flame for products: BS 476: Part 7: 1987 - This test classifies materials into Classes 1 to 4 in descending order of performance according to the rate and extent of flame spread over their surface under standard heating conditions. Class 1 is the highest. 
  • Method of assessing the heat emissions from building materials: BS 476: Part 11: 1982 - This is method for assessing the heat emissions from building materials at a temperature of 750°C. Class 0 - Composed throughout of materials of limited combustibility.
Fire performance of the material is tested on,
  • its ability support its loadbearing capacity without deformation,
  • its integrity against collapsing, freedom from holes, cracks and fissures and sustained flaming on the unexposed face,
  • its ability to restrict the temperature rise of the unexposed face to below specified levels (usually 140°C mean rise, 180°C maximum rise),
  • its ability to maintain its intended function.
Types of Application
  • Partitions,
  • Ceilings,
  • Wall and roof linings,
  • Door upgrades,
  • Porch or canopy linings,
  • Service enclosures and pipe covers,
  • Boiler and airing cupboard linings,
  • Service shafts, lift enclosures, cavity barriers, smoke plenums,
  • Valve box enclosures,
  • Fuel pipe protection,
  • Fire doors,
  • Fire protection of structural steelwork
Recommended products
  • 30 - 90 minute fire protection - Promat MASTERBOARD, a calcium silicate board reinforced with selected fibres available in 6mm, 9mm and 12mm thickness. PROMATECT L500 is a non-combustible low density calcium silicate board, thicknesses 2x25mm (30mins), 2x30mm (60mins), 2x40 (90mins). Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board with 60 mins fire protection available in 10mm, 12mm, 18mm and 22mm thickness.
  • 120 minute fire protection - Kemwell MP-1000, a calcium silicate board available in 9mm and 12mm thickness. PROMATECT L500 2x50mm for 2 hours fire protection. Knauf Fireshield, a gypsum board - 2 sheets would give 2 hours of fire protection. Gyproc FireLine MR Plasterboard, a gypsum board available in 12.5mm and 15mm thickness.
  • 240 minute fire protection - Promat SUPALUX, a calcium silicate board available in 6mm, 9mm, 12mm and 15mm thickness. Promat Monolux 250, 500 and 800 available in 12.7mm, 19.1mm and 25.4mm thickness.


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10mm Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board

10mm Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board

2400x1200mm - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £21.90 (£26.28 inc VAT)

£7.60/m2 (£9.12/m2 inc VAT)

10mm Versapanel cement bonded particle board is an innovative building material that is durable and flexible and meet the requirements of moisture tolerance and fire resistance. It is manufactured from wood particles and cement and has no asbestos or other hazardous volatiles. The board has smo..

Guide Price: £21.90 (£26.28 inc VAT)

£7.60/m2 (£9.12/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Fireshield Plasterboard - Wall Board Knauf

12.5mm Fireshield Plasterboard - Wall Board Knauf

1200x2400 - 2.88m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

£9.46 (£11.35 inc VAT)

£3.28/m2 (£3.94/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Knauf Fireshield is a plasterboard specifically developed to offer superior fire resistance performance when used in partition, ceiling and lining systems and also for encasement and shaftwall system. The board includes small quantities of glass fibre and vermiculite which increases core coh..

£9.46 (£11.35 inc VAT)

£3.28/m2 (£3.94/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Knauf Performance Plus - High Performance Plasterboard 1200x2400mm

12.5mm Knauf Performance Plus - High Performance Plasterboard 1200x2400mm

1200x2400mm - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

12.5mm Knauf Performance Plus is a plasterboard with extremely high levels of sound, moisture, fire and impact resistance, ideally suited to schools, hospitals and commercial projects.  It has a high-density core with added performance-enhancing ingredients. It is available in tapered edg..

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12.7mm Promat Monolux 500 Fire Protection Board

12.7mm Promat Monolux 500 Fire Protection Board

2440x1220mm - 2.98m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £234.23 (£281.08 inc VAT)

£78.60/m2 (£94.32/m2 inc VAT)

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12.7mm Promat Monolux 500 Fire Protection Board is a rigid insulation material, designed to maintain stable strength and rigidity when exposed to max temperatures of 500°C. No mineral fibres or asbestos is used in the manufacturing process. The board can be easily machined to close tolerances. Monol..

Guide Price: £234.23 (£281.08 inc VAT)

£78.60/m2 (£94.32/m2 inc VAT)

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12.7mm Promat Monolux 800 Fire Protection Board

12.7mm Promat Monolux 800 Fire Protection Board

2440x1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 3 - 4 days

Guide Price: £226.61 (£271.93 inc VAT)

£76.04/m2 (£91.25/m2 inc VAT)

12.7mm Promat Monolux 800 Fire Protection Board is a calcium silicate board, designed to maintain stable strength and rigidity when exposed to operating temperatures up to 800°C and especially applicable in more arduous conditions where additional strength is required. No mineral fibres or asbestos ..

Guide Price: £226.61 (£271.93 inc VAT)

£76.04/m2 (£91.25/m2 inc VAT)

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12mm Promat PROMAFOUR Non-Combustible Fire Resistant Board - 1250x1250mm

12mm Promat PROMAFOUR Non-Combustible Fire Resistant Board - 1250x1250mm

1250x1250mm - 1.56m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

12mm Promat PROMAFOUR board is a 1250x1250mm strong, lightweight, non-combustible cement bonded calcium silicate based insulation board without inorganic fibres and do not contain formaldehyde. It can withstand high temperatures of up to 1000°C and suitable as a wall lining surrounding high temperat..

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20mm Promat PROMATECT L500 Calcium Silicate Board for Fire Resistant Ducts

20mm Promat PROMATECT L500 Calcium Silicate Board for Fire Resistant Ducts

2500x1200 - 3.0m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

20mm PROMATECT L500 is a non-combustible low density calcium silicate board, used for the construction of fire resistant ducts. The board is off-white in colour and has a smooth sanded surface on one face and a slightly honeycombed texture on the reverse face. It could be used for the construction o..

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6mm Masterboard Promat

6mm Masterboard Promat

2440x1220mm - 2.98m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

£41.71 (£50.05 inc VAT)

£14.00/m2 (£16.80/m2 inc VAT)

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6mm Promat MASTERBOARD is made from calcium silicate reinforced with selected fibres and fillers. It is formulated without inorganic fibres and does not contain formaldehyde and is BBA approved (certificate No 90/2500).  Promat MASTERBOARD is a versatile Class 0 building board suitable for..

£41.71 (£50.05 inc VAT)

£14.00/m2 (£16.80/m2 inc VAT)

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6mm Supalux Promat Fire Protection Board

6mm Supalux Promat Fire Protection Board

2440x1220mm - 2.98m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

£69.93 (£83.92 inc VAT)

£23.47/m2 (£28.16/m2 inc VAT)

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Promat SUPALUX® is a calcium silicate board reinforced with selected fibres and fillers. It is formulated without inorganic fibres, does not contain formaldehyde and can provide up to 240 minutes fire resistance. The board is non-combustible simple to work and fix, easy to decorate, resistant to t..

£69.93 (£83.92 inc VAT)

£23.47/m2 (£28.16/m2 inc VAT)

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75mm Rockwool SP60 Firestop Cavity Slab (pack of 4)

75mm Rockwool SP60 Firestop Cavity Slab (pack of 4)

1000x650mm - 2.60m2  Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £130.52 (£156.62 inc VAT)

£50.20/m2 (£60.24/m2 inc VAT)

75mm Rockwool SP60 Firestop Cavity Slab systems form cavity fire stops within commercial and industrial buildings. The solution may be installed horizontally or vertically and is suitable for varying cavity widths in masonry and curtain wall constructions. The product has been designed as a one-piec..

Guide Price: £130.52 (£156.62 inc VAT)

£50.20/m2 (£60.24/m2 inc VAT)

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9mm Kemwell MP-1000 Multipurpose Calcium Silicate Board - 2 Hour Fire Resistance

9mm Kemwell MP-1000 Multipurpose Calcium Silicate Board - 2 Hour Fire Resistance

2400x1200 - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 3 - 4 days

Guide Price: £36.80 (£44.16 inc VAT)

£12.78/m2 (£15.34/m2 inc VAT)

9mm Kemwell MP-1000 is a strong, lightweight, versatile, Class 0, multipurpose building board suitable for use in a wide range of internal partitions, ceilings for use in many fire applications. The board is off-white in colour and has a smooth finish on one side with a sanded reverse face. Kemwell ..

Guide Price: £36.80 (£44.16 inc VAT)

£12.78/m2 (£15.34/m2 inc VAT)

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