SMF Crouch and Co. offer several specialist Thatch Fire Protection Products. Thatched properties are all different and have different risks and requirements. We are happy to help you understand the options for your individual property. Please contact us - we are happy to talk to you.
Magma Firestop Fire Retardant Spray goes on the external or internal surface of thatch.
“A” rating for spread of flame
Proven and tested throughout Europe
No detrimental effect to thatch
Insurance premium reductions
Proven on Grand Designs Live
The building regulation for new thatched roofs is paragraph 10.9 of B4, which refers to rafters being overdrawn with a construction having not less than 30 minutes fire resistance. This is for properties within 12 metres of a boundary. The Dorset Model advocate use of a solid board.
We offer THATCH-SAFEŽ FireboardDM
1 hour+ Fireboard PSB, GB8624
Environmentally friendly magnesium oxide board
Tested at Exova, Warrington
THATCH-SAFEŽ Fire Barrier
It is not always possible to apply a fire barrier to your rafters under the thatch. This discrete installation protects from the loft space.
Fire alarm & suppressant system in one
Bespoke Solution tailored to your property
Linear heat sensors in loft space risk areas
New Stat-X technology used by NASA
Suppresses fire with particulate and leaves no mess (unlike water)
This 20mm insulating fire barrier has been
especially designed for use with thatch and meets B4 building regulations.
LABC System Approval:
Certificate No. 422-12-7177
Light and easy to install
Micro-porous (allows thatch to breathe)
Flexible - great fit for old or undulating roofs and eyebrow windows