COVID-19: Company Update

COVID-19: Company Update

The Kemwell Fire team has been working hard to maintain our high level of customer service and technical support that our customers can expect from us, while adapting to these challenging times since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to thank all of our distribution partners and customers, new and long standing for your continued support of Kemwell during these unprecedented times. 

We are delighted to announce that all Kemwell Fire employees are now back in their roles and working hard to ensure the highest levels of service and safely for all. Throughout the past number of months, while keeping the health and safety of our employees and customers at the forefront of all planning, we have been able to continue to supply our products and technical support to many projects across the UK and Ireland.

There is continued good supply of our full product range to our many distribution partners across the UK and Ireland, including our Kemwell FireKem FP-900® Calcium Silicate Fire Protection Board, our WeatherKem Calcium Silicate Fibre Cement Building Board, our full Structural Steel Protection range and our latest product to launch, the Kemwell IsoVent-M Rainscreen Façade Insulation.

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Do you have an upcoming project with fire protection requirements or do you need technical support for an ongoing job? Get in touch with our sales and technical teams today, we are on hand to help with any queries you may have or that may arise throughout a project as we continue to provide the highest level of service during these unprecedented times.


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COVID-19: Company Statement – Supporting our customers during this difficult time

COVID-19: Company Statement – Supporting our customers during this difficult time

Supporting our customers during this difficult time

We are taking our responsibility to #FlattenTheCurve seriously here at Kemwell Fire International Limited and are doing our part to help contain the spread of this virus.

Due to our incredibly dedicated staff, KFI is still open for business. We still have stock of many of our boards with more set to be replenished soon and we are still taking orders.

Collections and deliveries are continuing as normal as possible but with heightened measures to ensure our staff and partners stay healthy and safe. We will let you know if these services need to change in the future.

To help with social distancing measures our Sales and Support team are now working from home – so contact them and make sure they’re not drinking too much tea and watching too much TV!

We want to reassure our customers that we are here to help you in any way we can. If you need guidance on fire protection we are available to provide technical, sales and supply support. It is important to keep talking and keep supporting those around us.

If you need general assistance please contact us via email at and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Our overriding concern at Kemwell Fire is the health and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues, associates, and neighbours, as well as our customers. Our business priority is continuing to take care of the needs of our customers whilst looking after our employees.

We hope you and your families keep well through this difficult time and please remember to keep washing your hands and follow government advice.

Thank you for your patience at this time and ask that you stay safe and do your bit to #FlattenTheCurve

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019


The year is almost at an end, so it is a good time to give a big thanks to all our customers and partners for making 2019 such a huge success, and we look forward to continuing this into 2020.

We would also like to wish you, your colleagues, friends and family a very happy, relaxing and enjoyable festive season!


Kemwell Fire will be closed from 20th December 2019. We will reopen on 2nd January 2020. The last date for deliveries will be on Thursday 19th December.

We look forward to working with you in 2020.

Protect and insulate equipment and instrumentation from the severest of jet fires

Protect and insulate equipment and instrumentation from the severest of jet fires

Kemwell FlexiJet – Jet fire rated protection systems

A jet or spray fire is a turbulent diffusion flame resulting from the combustion of a fuel continuously released with some significant momentum in a particular direction or directions. Jet fires can arise from releases of gaseous, flashing liquid (two-phase) and pure liquid inventories.

Jet fires represent a significant element of the risk associated with major accidents on offshore installations. The high heat fluxes to impinged or engulfed objects can lead to structural failure or vessel/pipework failure and possible further escalation. The rapid development of a jet fire has important consequences for control and isolation strategies.

Kemwell FlexiJet is an effective jet fire rated system that delivers protection of sensitive instrumentation and equipment from the destructive effects of a jet fire. It is a safe, versatile and cost-effective product that is easy to install.


Kemwell FlexiJet is tested in accordance with ISO 22899-1:2007 to exceed temperatures in excess of 1000°C and to maintain the full structural integrity of the equipment and is Lloyd’s Register Assessed & Approved.

The single-tier jackets are highly flexible, providing easy access and maneuverability and protect a wide range of applications including ESDV’s, actuator valve vessels, pipework and instrumentation in hazardous areas on and offshore.


  • A’ class and IMO HSC steel, aluminium and PVC composite bulkhead and deck insulation in high-speed craft
  • Upgrading of fire performance of composite panels to meet IMO room corner test requirements
  • H class and A-class steel bulkhead and deck fire protection for ships and offshore platforms
  • Hydrocarbon and jet fire protection of process pipes
  • Hydrocarbon and jet fire protection of vessels
  • Infill to fire doors and cladding panels
  • Construction joints
  • Cellulosic and hydrocarbon fire protection of structural steelwork

You can specify Kemwell FlexiJet with confidence



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Kemwell WeatherKem board now Category A rated for heat, high moisture and severe frost

Kemwell WeatherKem board now Category A rated for heat, high moisture and severe frost

We are delighted to announce that our Kemwell WeatherKem Fibre Cement Board has been tested and approved as a Category A board to BS EN 12467:2012+A2 2018 (Fibre-cement flat sheets: Product specification and test methods).

The standard defines this as for “Sheets which are intended for applications where they may be subjected to heat, high moisture and severe frost”

Kemwell WeatherKem is a non-combustible fibre cement board, combining weather, moisture and fire resistance properties with high impact strength and sound insulation.

It is primarily used as an external sheathing board on both metal and timber structures of all types of façade solutions, including; residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as, hotels, schools, and hospitals.

Fibre cement as an exterior cladding material is very durable, low maintenance and easy to work with on-site, especially when compared to other cladding materials. Fibre cement cladding is also extremely durable due to its water resistance and because it does not rot, warp or crack, even when subject to high heat or extreme cold. 

It is also resistant to termites, rodents and other pests. In addition, fibre cement board is non-combustible and is, therefore, fire-resistant and will not ignite when exposed to fire or extreme heat.

WeatherKem is especially suited to projects where quick construction, safety, cleanliness and hygiene are of high importance and is also ideal for use interior areas of high humidity, like swimming pools, spas and wet rooms.

 Now that WeatherKem is tested to meet the British Standard BS EN 12467:2012+A2 2018 as a Category A Building Board it provides total confidence and more assurance to architects, project managers, developers, contractors and clients that it is fit for purpose.

Due to its superb credentials, it will meet the complex and stringent requirements of the building and construction industry and provides the adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs to be easily realised.

WeatherKem enables a variety of finishes due to its smooth and adaptable surface for which can be decorated with minimal preparation. The panels can be finished with laminates, foils and paints using alkaline resisting adhesives, primers and coatings.  

You can specify Kemwell WeatherKem with confidence 

The Kemwell Fire International Ltd. Test Report reference is 191254 (QT-54623/1/GMB)/Ref. 1

 If you would like to buy the BS standard, you can do so via the below link: 


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Kemwell Fire and Woodwarm Stoves partner at Hearth & Home Expo 2019

Kemwell Fire and Woodwarm Stoves partner at Hearth & Home Expo 2019

We are delighted to be working alongside the high-quality stove manufacturer, Woodwarm Stoves at this year’s Hearth & Home show in Harrogate between 9-11th June 2019.

Woodwarm Stoves has both quality and safety at the centre of their operational ethos. This is one of the reasons why they endorse and use Kemwell FPL Fireplace Lining Calcium Silicate Board as part of their stove installations when a new or replacement wall lining is required.

On the Woodwarm Stoves stand (B10) you will be able to see one of their stoves with Kemwell FPL used to help make the installation look beautiful as well as being safe, long-lasting and HETAS compliant.

They will also be showing their exciting new Ecodesign Ready Phoenix Range, from 4kW to 8kW.This contemporary range of stoves exceed the minimum requirements for 2022 and are all approved for smoke-controlled areas. These stunning stoves are individually built by craftsmen in the heart of Devon and retain all the fantastic features of the original Phoenix Range including stay cool handles, ease of lighting and amazing controllability aided by the extremely controllable secondary and tertiary air systems.

Included in the range and on show at Harrogate is the easy fit Phoenix Eco Firebright 5kW Inset stove and the new sleeker designed Phoenix Eco Firebug – now 8kW.

Also, at Hearth & Home this year is their thermostatically, fan assisted Gas Fired Phoenix Stoves, available in 3, 5 and 7kW. Fully remote controlled, electronic ignition and stunning real flame effect fire. Conventional and balance flue options available. Come and see these beautiful and realistic flame effect gas stoves.

An open fire has historically been associated with a warm chimney and, on testing, it can often be shown that 90% of the heat from the fire can be lost to the chimney and the outside air. Woodwarm stoves are safe, single self-contained units which eliminate the waste and put the heat back to the room where it belongs.

All Woodwarm stoves feature an excellent air wash system. After circulating the stove, preheated air flushes down over the double glazed door keeping the glass perfectly clean at all times, even at low temperatures. Superior clean burn efficiency means that not only is more heat achieved on less fuel, but combustion products in the flue are also reduced, causing fewer flue problems. Reduction in pollution combined with more efficiency creates a really environmentally friendly device.

We are also at the exhibition and visitors will be able to discuss the new Kemwell FPL Fireplace Lining Calcium Silicate Board System on stand C31. 


Kemwell FPL is a safe, reliable and robust chimney breast lining system, specifically designed for stoves and cassette and inset fireplaces. The system can resist continuous high temperatures up to 1000°C and the board will remain dimensionally stable during and after heating.

To ensure householder safety, compliance with the required HETAS standards is vital, both in terms of product selection and correct installation. All components of a fireplace lining system should be compatible and fire safe. The Kemwell FPL calcium silicate board system is A1 non-combustible, the highest level of fire performance. Kemwell boards are easy to handle, transport and install.

Kemwell FPL is designed to meet Building Regulations Part J (Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems), providing homeowners, architects, developers, and contractors with adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs in the home.

Kemwell Fire International is a specialist passive fire protection company focused on the protection of life, buildings, and the surrounding environment by meeting the relevant regulatory standard and making life simple for specifiers and installers, as well as providing peace of mind to householders and businesses.

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