A specialist fire protection company

As a specialist passive fire protection company with an outstanding track record, PFP Ireland is a proven local partner.
Our specialist on-site and off-site teams together offer decades of experience across the Irish construction sector.

PFP Ireland’s unique end-to-end PFP Assure service ensures the correct use and installation of the world’s leading fire stopping and penetration sealing products.
It also provides the most comprehensive and hassle-free solution for full certification and BCAR compliance.


PFP Ireland is accredited and fully compliant with all relevant building regulations, fire protection bodies and training organisations.


PFP Ireland solutions are fully compliant with BCAR requirements. Under the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (BCAR), an assigned certifier is required to inspect, coordinate inspections and certify the building or works on completion. The Assigned Certifier must be a Chartered Engineer, Registered Architect or a Registered Building Surveyor. All PFP Ireland installations are benchmarked for approval, have real time tracking and marking-up of drawings, and are inspected and certified by 3rd party inspectors.

BS & EN Standards

All products are developed under strict ISO9001 factory guidelines, and tested per BS 476 pt 20 & EN 1366-3/4.


Quality and compliance are only as good as the record keeping and documentation which accompanies the installation process. Using the BORIS software package, our specialists can record and detail installations in real time, allowing all parties to carry remote quality inspections and providing a central point for access to all quality checks, health & safety information and handover documentation.

LPS 1531

PFP Ireland has been assessed to LPS 1531, the leading certification scheme for companies involved in the installation or application of passive fire protection products. As an LPS 1531 approved installation contractor, PFP Ireland can issue a Certificate of Conformity for each passive fire protection installation, as recommended in the Building Regulations ‘Approved Document Part B’.

Trident Compliance

PFP Ireland’s inspection and certification is supported by Trident Compliance, a fully independent passive fire protection consultancy specialising in fire compartmentation and structural fire protection. On a typical project the services provided by Trident in one or more elements of passive fire protection can include:

  • Examination of proposed fire compartmentation strategy
  • Examination of proposed specification for passive fire protection
  • Initial site meeting to review the above and propose any amendments
  • Input on possible solutions to fire protection issues
  • Initial inspection of works once commenced followed by written report highlighting areas of concern and non-compliance
  • Interim inspections of work followed by written report highlighting areas of concern and non-compliance
  • Final inspection of works on completion
  • Compilation of evidence file providing detailed audit trail for the project
  • Issue of compliance certification

Our key people share decades of experience in passive fire protection and the Irish construction sector.

Chris Barry

Chris Barry

Managing Director

Chris has spent the last 20 years in the passive fire protection industry as both a materials supplier and contractor.

Projects include Dublin Airport Terminal 2 and the National Conference Centre.

Shirley McGowan

Shirley McGowan

Operations Director

Shirley is a procurement, logistics and administration specialist with a background in purchasing and materials management.

Stephen Byrne

​Stephen Byrne

Contracts Manager
Site Co-coordinator

Colin Naughton

​Colin Naughton

Divisional Contracts Manager
Protective Coatings

Philip Martin

​Philip Martin

Divisional Contracts Manager
Fire Protection