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Nullifire protects new prison facility

Nullifire fire protection products have been selected for a major firestopping programme managed by GRJ Contracting at a large-scale custodial facility, HMP Five Wells. Comprising of seven prison blocks, with four wings and seven ancillary buildings, the site is set to open early in 2022 and will deliver a major boost into the local economy.

Nullifire products, including FB750 Intubatt Coated Batt, FS702 Intumastic Fire Resistant Acrylic Sealant, FR230 Intucompound Fire Mortar and FS709 HP Intumescent Sealant, are being installed throughout the development.

Working with Nullifire’s technical team, GRJ Contracting was able to offer the main contractor a wide range of firestopping solutions to meet the stringent needs of this project. And, for the ultimate in reassurance, each installation has a specific detail reference and detail sheet, all being tracked by GRJ Contracting.

The teams have worked closely throughout the project, including at the design phase, remotely viewing BIM models and offering advice on the creation of benchmark walls and building sections for approval before commencing work on site.

Alex Lawie, Nullifire’s Technical Manager, says:

“This project demonstrates the partnership approach between Nullifire and our trained partner network.

“Working with GRJ Contracting, we’ve been able to add real value to the project team, demonstrating how we can work together to meet the exact needs of a complex, large scale project such as this.

“Our technical department understands all the relevant regulations and requirements and works closely with specifiers to act as a trusted advisor to ensure safety and performance comes as standard.”