Drywall & Fire Protection

The use of Gypsum Drywall Systems is widespread and common applications are for:

  •  Partitions
  •  Wall Linings
  •  Ceilings
  •  Soffit Linings
  •  Encasement

As well as gypsum boards they incorporate metal systems such as Stud & Track to provide Acoustic and Fire rated solutions.

The use of Gypsum products for interior finishes continues to increase as manufacturers develop new applications for wall, ceiling and floor solutions. All manufacturers supply metal systems to complement their board products.

Many gypsum boards are used to provide a degree of fire protection in the structure of buildings but Stone Wool provides solutions for compartmentation above ceilings, protection to beams and column encasement.

Belgrade also supplies a range of Intumescent products and solutions for fire stopping for service penetrations. 

When using materials for fire protection it is imperative that the design specification is complied with. 


There are four UK producers:

  • British Gypsum
  • Knauf Drywall
  • Siniat (formerly Lafarge plasterboard)
  • Fermacell – imported from Holland offers high strength and impact performance for particular applications.

Products supplied by Belgrade include British Gypsum, Knauf and Fermacell together with their approved metal systems.

There are many products and systems for the fire protection of buildings and plant. 

Gypsum and other board products provide solutions for structural fire protection but Stone Wool also provides light weight solutions for the insulation of structural steel work and ceiling compartmentation. 

Belgrade supply Stone Wool products from Rockwool and Knauf Insulation together with a range of Intumescent products.