In response to a number of questions related to installing partitioning to the underside of beams coated with intumescent paint, the FIS Drylining Working Group has reviewed current guidance and issued a new Technical Notice.

FIS Technical Director Joe Cilia said:  “Concerns have centred around the impact of fixing to the steel work and the impact that this might have on the ability of the intumescent paint to react and protect the steel work, and therefore any warranty provided by the paint manufacturers. In response to this we have worked with manufacturers, contractors and experts from across the sector to develop a new guidance note.  We would encourage all members to review and ensure that this approach is reflected in their current working practices.”

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