Installation Guidance
Maintaining Performance
System Design

How do I install service penetrations in British Gypsum systems?

If services are required to penetrate a British Gypsum system, the system performance must be maintained. This includes fire resistance, acoustic separation and structural integrity. Consideration should be given to the services and the fire stopping in conjunction with the British Gypsum system, and all elements must be designed and tested to work together.

Further information on service installations can be found on page 2.29 of our System Design Principles document, linked here.

Additionally, we have produced a best practice guidance document, for openings within fire-rated systems, you can access it here.