Fire protection

Which structural fire protection measures are possible for your building? Our MVM experts will find the right fire protection solution for you!

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Structural fire protection

Fire protection begins with the planning and execution of new buildings as well as with the renovation and refurbishment of buildings. In this context, one speaks of structural fire protection. This means all measures that prevent the spread of flames and smoke. In this way, structural fire protection protects the lives of people and animals as well as the inventory of property.

MVM AG uses cladding systems for walls and ceilings that always comply with current fire protection requirements and legal regulations. MVM AG works closely with the responsible actors. Because the respective architects, engineers or other authorized persons are responsible for preventive fire protection measures in buildings.

What are the fire protection requirements?

The Association of Cantonal Fire Insurance Companies (VKF) regularly publishes a list of fire protection regulations. These are legally binding and ensure that Switzerland has one of the highest security standards in the world. All materials and construction elements should be VKF-tested to ensure effective and legally compliant fire protection. MVM AG has undertaken to ensure that only VKF-tested materials are used for plastering work and other fire protection measures.

Possible fire protection measures

Structural fire protection can be implemented with various measures. These include fire seals, fire protection coatings, protective cladding, fire protection curtains and fire protection joints. Expansion joints as well as the cladding of entire walls and ceilings with plasterboard or individual ones Plastering are also included.

There are two options for fire protection. One of them is maintaining sufficient distances between components (“macroscopic isolation”). However, this can only rarely be realized for reasons of space and architecturally necessary circumstances. Therefore, as a rule, measures of "microscopic isolation" are used. This includes all other options mentioned above.

Fire protection coatings, for example, are a special type of paint that ensures that walls, ceilings and other components remain stable for a longer period of time in high heat. Depending on their composition, they are used on steel girders, wooden beams, wooden walls and other substrates.

Plaster of paris and corresponding plastering work are an essential component in structural fire protection. Because in many buildings the room division is in Drywall carried out with plasterboard. One of the great advantages of the material: gypsum is not flammable and even makes an active contribution to fire fighting. In the event of a fire, the water bound in the plaster escapes and ensures that part of the heat energy is withdrawn from the flames. This can limit the spread of the fire and the extent of the damage. Provided that the plastering work was carried out professionally and professionally.

MVM - your specialist company for preventive fire protection

With our plastering work - but not only with this - we at MVM make an important contribution to preventive fire protection in buildings. Years of experience and extensive knowledge make us an experienced contact for clients, architects, planners and public property developers. Whether it is the construction of the facade including insulation or the execution of plastering work - the team of experts at MVM will find tailor-made solutions for you that can be implemented cost-effectively and guarantee the highest level of safety in the event of fire.

Simply contact us and arrange a personal consultation on the subject of fire protection. We look forward to your project!

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