MIDFIX has developed their comprehensive range of fireproof cable accessories and a suite of videos to comply with 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
The latest revisions to Wiring Regulations (the 18th Edition) came into force at the beginning of the year and put a number of requirements in place to make buildings safer in the event of a fire. Applicable to all installations designed from January 2019 onwards, one of the key amendments relates to cable installations and how they are fixed throughout buildings.
While plastic cable fixings and plastic cable management have not been banned, they can no longer be used as the sole method of support and must be adequately supplemented with metal supports to make the installation compliant.
Therefore, anyone still using plastic cable supports as the sole method of support needs to start thinking about finding an approved metal alternative for each product in order to stay compliant.
In response, MIDFIX has developed their comprehensive range of fireproof cable accessories and a suite of videos to demonstrate their installation. Comprising of more than 20 products, the range includes the firm’s unique firesafe tie mount, which has a patent pending for its innovative design.
Developed in-house by MIDFIX’s product development team, the tie mount features cable-friendly rounded edges and a clever snap-off tab for holding and positioning the mount during installation, which can be seen on the video. It can be used with all cordless nailing tools, removing the need to change noses and making fitting quick and easy.
As well as the firesafe tie mount, the flameproof range includes accessories such as cable harnesses, push mounts, fire rated cable clips and economically priced steel cable ties.
Metal cable harnesses are a fast and economical way of installing cable bundles without using cable containment. Available in 15 or 30 cable capacity and with keyhole slots for easy wall or ceiling mounting, the video shows how cables can be easily added or removed throughout the installation.
For further information on the regulations and the new range visit www.midfix.co.uk or call 0115 922 1585.