FireSeal – Wates for Wolverhampton Homes

Refurbishment of Merridale Court

Wates are currently refurbishing Merridale Court for Wolverhampton Homes.  The works carried out have had to take into consideration many factors, including fire protection.  In the case of Merridale Court it’s also a conservation area. Upgrading the conservation area is an added difficulty.

Issues Identified

Further to a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) being carried out, it was stated that the external meters within the walkways, were a fire risk.

The walkways at Merridale Court are the means of escape for residents in the event of a fire. The meter boxes would either need to be re-sited to eliminate the fire hazard or upgraded to provide the required fire resistance.


Wates opted to upgrade the meter boxes by covering them with the Ritherdon FireSeal providing a minimum of 60 minutes protection.

Existing Meter box flanked by conduit and piping on both sides

Correctly Fitted FireSeal with conduit and piping on both sides








What the Customer Says

“Ritherdon have tested various fire products but the FireSeal not only provides adequate fire protection. It’s a flexible solution that could be made to size for some of the tricky installations.  These are shown within the photos and as you can see there are various pipes and conduits that either needed to be moved or for the frame to work around.”

The Ritherdon FireSeal tested to British Standards EN 1363 and EN1366 by Chiltern International Fire (now Exova BM TRADA). The FireSeal provides a barrier to fire penetration for at least 60 minutes. Find the testing certificates under our Technical Information.









Find out more about the rest of the Ritherdon Passive Fire Protection range including the Riser FireSeal, R22 FireSeal, and the R5 Fire Resistant Meter Box.

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