Those who consult a fire protection expert during the planning phase are on the safe side.
Particularly when refurbishing old buildings, difficulties often arise because the building no longer meets today’s fire protection requirements. Existing load-bearing structures then have to be clad with fire protection material in order to meet the standard. The challenge, however, is to attach the building services installations to the supporting structure and this in turn weakens the additional fire protection cladding. Only through an intensive exchange with a competent fire protection expert can solutions be found that meet both requirements.
Listed buildings represent a different challenge. The structural restrictions imposed by listed buildings can be countered by the correct location of fire or smoke sections.
The current issue of Solidbau magazine deals with the topic of fire protection and has published an article by Lorenz Consult, which you will find below.