International Fire Consultants Limited
All of the Smoke and Fire Fabrics in our range are certified by International Fire Consultants Ltd.
International Fire Consultants Ltd. (IFC) deliver high quality fire safety solutions and are a leading recognised fire engineering practice.
IFC Fire Testing Fabrics
IFC consists of a team of highly qualified fire engineers with experience in all areas of fire safety, including fire strategy reports, smoke modelling, evacuation modelling, structural fire engineering, fire risk assessment and the design of passive and active fire safety systems.
IFC Website: www.ifcgroup.com
At Fire Fabrics Direct we work with IFC and all the major UK and European Test Houses to ensure our fabrics satisfy the robust regulatory requirements for fire testing fabrics.
Many products used in the construction industry claim to have been comprehensively fire tested but cannot support these claims with Certified Test Data. This situation is often misunderstood and difference between a Fire Test and a Fire Certificate is explained below.
Fire Testing Fabrics
What We Test Is What You Get…..Fire Fabrics Direct testing is up to date and on our own fabrics which we weave and coat within our group of companies. Our certification for each fabric shows exactly what it can do. Each batch of our production is sampled and tested under an ISO 9001- 2008 Quality Assurance Scheme as well as ISO 14001- 2004.
With Fire Fabrics Direct you can be assured that the fabrics you receive are the fabrics tested. We do not quote or provide second or third hand claims on our testing.
Fabric wholesalers may buy from different sources so the fabrics supplied might not even be the fabrics tested.
For a fabric to be Certified with a Certification Body it should include the sampling and selection of materials, the provenance of those materials, analysis and interpretation of fire test evidence, and the manufacturing processes all under a recognised quality management system. Doing this offers Specifiers, Purchasers or End-Users an unsurpassed level of attention and confidence providing fire test evidence and therefore a guarantee that the product being used on site meets the required fire standards.
The full range of fabrics on Fire Fabrics Direct are Fire Certificated Products and the relevant certificate for each fabric can be seen by clicking on the fabric type below:
The reports and the certificates above are intended to communicate the level of performance that has been previously demonstrated using the relevant fabric. It is the responsibility of the user of the fabric to generate the necessary documentation to support the use of the fabric for its chosen application.