For 6-8″ Round Speakers with a Cut-Out Size of upto 300mm (Dimensions – 360mm*170mm(H))
The Firetopper Pro Acoustic Speaker Firehood has been designed specifically for in-ceiling speakers and conform with the latest IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings.
Wrap around design ensures improved acoustic, fire and thermal performance.
No Fixings required – Hood is clamped firmly to plasterboard by the speakers swing clamps.
Triple layer construction. Two intumescent layers encase fire retardent acoustic foam.
Fire Red indicates to other trades, this is a fire safety product.
Suitable for installation in suspended or plaster board ceilings.
Restores the ceiling’s fire integrity.
Fully compliant with IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings – BS476 Parts 21, 23 for acoustic and fire dispersion.
Reduces sound leakage into room above.
Simple and rapid fixing free installation from below or above the ceiling.
Fire hoods are a requirement for all in-ceiling speakers that are installed in or adjacent to habitable rooms or within a location of access or escape. Cutting large holes in ceilings for in ceiling speakers destroys the fire barrier and under UK Law the installer is responsible for maintaining that barrier when installing any equipment.
Firetopper Firehoods have been designed specifically for in-ceiling speakers and conform with the latest IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings. The Firetopper Pro also contains a layer of acoustic foam to cut sound leakage into the room above (typical reduction approx 3dB), as well as providing a thermal barrier to prevent heat escaping through the speaker.
Max Speaker Cut Out Size 300mm
Max Speaker Height 185mm
External Diameter 360mm
External Height 170mm
Aperture for speaker is 220mm so most 6.5” speakers can be accommodated without trimming the flange. For larger speakers flange can be trimmed to upto 300mm.
1 - Most 6” Speakers will required no trimming of the hood. For larger speakers, trim flange to fit. For most 8” speakers, trim just inside the stitching. If your speaker needs to be installed close to a joist, you can offset the hole by cutting past the stritching to create an oval shaped opening.
2- Pierce a hole through the side wall with stanley knife and feed the speaker cable through the hole. Keep the hole to the minimum size required to allow the cable through. In the event of a fire the material expands to seal the hole.
3- Fold the hood and push it up through the speaker cut out hole. Open the hood out and make sure the flange is sat flat on the plasterboard.
4- Go ahead and fit your speaker as normal. The swing dog clamps will firmly hold the hood in place and form a seal with the plasterboard.