Cape Reed Fireshield application on a thatched roof

Cape Reed Fireshield

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Cape Reed International is proud to introduce Cape Reed Fireshield, a unique fire retardant coating. This specially formulated chemical can be applied to thatch, timber and various other natural materials to significantly increase resistance to fire.

Cape Reed Fireshield is manufactured by the world leader in the supply of fire retardants for natural materials and other fabrics. The manufacturing process is ISO 9001:2000 certified and complies with OECD guidelines during manufacturing and application processes. The manufacturing process is independently audited and verified quarterly, ensuring product quality and specifications are maintained.

In addition, this product also conforms to international standards and complies with all relevant requirements and standards for construction with natural materials. Under UK Standard BS476 Part 3, European Standard EN13501-5 and Dubai Civil Defence Standards, the product offers an overall B-Roof (t1) fire rating.

Fireshield is a water based intumescent coating that does not contain any toxic elements and is both user and environmentally friendly.

In this article we’ll touch on:

  • Where to use product
  • Why to use this product
  • And of course, what are the benefits of this product.

WHAT SURFACES CAN FIRESHIELD BE APPLIED TO?

Thatch/reed roofs together with natural structures structures such as pergolas, barasti and a variety of other natural variety of other natural substrates.

WHY USE CAPE REED FIRESHIELD?

Enhanced protection against fire – this is the single most serious risk to any natural structure, especially in structure, especially in environments where BBQ’s and other sources of open flames are readily present.
Insurance requirements – many insurance companies require the application/treatment of natural structures to be completed prior to being fully insured.


Three-year re-application period, making it cost effective and providing longer term coverage and peace of mind.
Up-to-date technology in the development of the products, making it the preferred product within the industry for the treatment against fire.

Cape Reed Fireshield application on a thatched roof
Cape Reed Fireshield application on a thatched roof

WHO IS USING CAPE REED FIRESHIELD?

Residential owners with natural structures.
Commercial projects and development within the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industry, landscaping developments and many more.

WHAT DOES CAPE REED FIRESHIELD OFFER?

Peace of mind fire protection for your investment through simple application of our fire-retardant retardant range.

CAPE REED FIRESHIELD FRC 101

• Application designed for Thatch/Reed/Barasti style roofs and structures.
• Milky during application and clear when dry.
• Easy and efficient spray application.
• Three-year protection period.

Fireshield exterior and interior application
Fireshield exterior and interior application

CAPE REED FIRESHIELD FRC 102

• Application designed for wooden structures ranging from hard to soft wood substrates (flooring not included).
• Matt white finish after application.
• Easy and efficient spray application.
• Five-year protection period.

Conclusion

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of Fireshield Fire Retardant Coating can vary based on factors such as the type of material being treated, the thickness of the coating, and the specific formulation of the product. Proper application, adherence to manufacturer guidelines, and regular maintenance are essential for optimal fire protection.

Before using Fireshield or any fire retardant coating, it’s recommended to consult with professionals who specialize in fire safety and to verify the product’s specifications and testing certifications to ensure it meets your specific requirements and regulatory standards.

Cape Reed Fireshield
Fireshield Spray Application

FAQ’S:

Is Cape Reed Fireshield suitable for all climates?

Cape Reed Fireshield performs well in various climates, from tropical to temperate regions.

Can Fireshield be used for both residential and commercial properties?

Yes, Cape Reed Fireshield is a versatile material suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

What surfaces can Fireshield be applied to?

Thatch/reed roofs together with natural structures structures such as pergolas, barasti and a variety of other natural variety of other natural substrates.