Passive Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection

Fire Rated Switch / Socket Covers


  • Maintains the fire protection performance of the wall- preventing or delaying the spread of fire for up to 120 minutes.
  • Prevents or delays fire from entering a wall cavity and attacking the building structure.
  • Cover even works when fitted back-to-back in uninsulated walls.
  • Provides an effective acoustic barrier to both impact and airborne sounds.
  • Covers fit in seconds.
  • The covers are pre-formed to fit the boxes.
  • Simple and fast mechanical fixing, no adhesives, no mess.
  • Can be fitted in dusty conditions.
  • Can be retro fitted to existing sockets / switches or fitted during wall construction.
  • Covers can be stapled in position if fitted during wall construction.
  • Replaces time consuming plasterboard lining of sockets / switches.
  • The switch / socket box can be removed without disturbing or replacing the cover.
  • No additional screws, drilling or support required- saves money.
  • Covers available to fit both single & double boxes.


Fireus switch/socket covers have been fire tested to BS 476 part 20 in an uninsulated plasterboard wall construction for 120 minutes without failure in either insulation or integrity.

Test number - Chilt/IF07001 & Chilt/IF07015

The material has been independently acoustically tested by Sound Research Laboratories to both BS EN150 140-3:1995 and BS2750 part 3 1995.

Test number - C-97-5L-7295-2


The Socket/Switch Box Covers are designed to fit all common single and double boxes.

In a wall with two layers of plasterboard on each face, the ends of the fixing wires can be pushed between the plasterboard layers.

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