Code aims to standardise the specification of protective paints and coatings in refurbs

The selection and application of fire protective coatings in public and multi-occupancy buildings has been standardised with the launch of a new code of practice.

The Multi Layer Paint Fire Safety Code of Practice is aimed at local authorities and specifiers who need to maintain the fire safety of buildings that are subjected to frequent refurbishment resulting in multiple applications of decorative or anti-graffiti paint onto walls, ceiling and stairwells.

As a result of research carried out by fire safety test house Bodycote Warrington along with a group of four city councils and seven paint manufacturers, a new assessment procedure has been developed. Fire protective coating can now be selected and applied in a standardised way when refurbishment is needed.