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STEEL COATINGS

Ensure compliance with fire safety standards in your Canterbury commercial building with professional application of intumescent coatings for steel.


Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd provides professional intumescent coating application for construction companies, builders, and project managers throughout Christchurch and Canterbury. Application of intumescent coatings for structural exterior and interior steel are a vital part of fulfilling fire protection requirements outlined in the building plans which need to comply with the NZ Building Code. Our team are qualified and experienced and we do a top quality job on time. We provide PS3 certification for building compliance, along with comprehensive film thickness readings upon project completion.

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Work with Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd - experienced applicators of intumescent coatings for steel

  • Intumescent coatings provide enhanced protection for steel exposed to high temperatures in a fire
  • Our team are approved FireShield intumescent coating applicators
  • Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd provides quality work with the required certification for compliance
Our specialist team applies intumescent coatings to steel through Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region

Approved applicators for Fireshield intumescent coatings products


Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd is an approved applicator of Fireshield’s range of intumescent coatings for steel - a proven brand and one we prefer to use. However, when requested, we can source and apply other branded products. 

The Fireshield products we use are:
Steel 1001 and Steel 1002

  • A waterborne, halogen-free, thin film intumescent coating
  • Matt white finish and easy to apply on site
  • Over 30 years of development
  • More environmentally friendly - Declare and Red List Free
  • Can be applied up to Zone C3 with appropriate primer and top coat systems
  • Meets industry application standards (Masterspec section 6742FS) and can be applied either via a spray system or a roller/brush
  • Designed for use on interior structural steel, and is optimised to achieve 30 and 60-minute FRR
  • Functions as a complete Fireshield system or can be combined with various primers and topcoats to achieve fully compliant, warrantable systems

Fireshield SQ476

  • A solvent-based, thin film, white intumescent coating 
  • Can be easily applied on site 
  • Can be used for all interior and exterior zones up to C5 Exterior with approved primer and topcoat systems
  • Fire rating up to 120 minutes
  • Meets industry application standards (Masterspec section 6742FS) and can be applied either via a spray system or a roller/brush
  • Can be used with multiple primers and topcoats to produce fully compliant, warrantable systems
Fireshield WeatherSeal

  • Protects steel structures prepainted with Steel 1001, Steel 1002 and SQ476 from rain or mechanical damage during transportation and construction for up to six months (conditions apply)
Trust Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd to guide you in selecting the ideal intumescent coating for your commercial site, and provide professional application to compliance level. Have a chat with the knowledgeable Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd team for a free quote and consultation.

How do steel intumescent coatings work?


Steel is a powerful, durable, long-life structural framework solution that maintains its structural integrity long-term, so fireproofing may not seem necessary. However, when exposed to fire, steel can weaken, buckle, distort, and, in the worst-case scenario, reach its melting point, losing its load-bearing capacity and causing structural collapse.

When subjected to extreme heat, the intumescent coating expands, forming a thick, insulating char layer. This char acts as a low-conductivity, insulating barrier, protecting the underlying material from fire’s extreme temperatures. Intumescent coatings delay the increase in steel’s temperature during a fire to provide crucial time for evacuation, firefighting, structural stability and potential protection of property.

Contact the professionals at Straight Cut Intumescent Ltd to get a quote or find out more.
Making the Intumescent application easy
Servicing the Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Making the Intumescent application easy
Christchurch, Canterbury
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