Category Archives: Fire Protection & Prevention

RIBA Approved CPD from Aluprof

Aluprof UK, a rapidly growing European division of the successful European aluminium systems company, is now offering specifiers a RIBA approved CPD. “The Use of Glazed Screens to Control the Spread of Smoke & Fire in Buildings” is now available on request from the RIBA CPD website or contact through Aluprof UK.


As the only wireless fire alarm system with a three-year battery life specifically designed for construction sites, WES+ is again unique in being specifically engineered – and independently tested and approved – to comply with EN54 and therefore with the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR).


A blaze that destroyed a partially completed laboratory at the University of Nottingham provides a stark reminder of the risks associated with fires on construction sites.

The fire started at 8.36pm on Friday 12 September, when there were no personnel on site, and completely destroyed the timber framed laboratory.


According to leading aluminium systems supplier Schueco UK Ltd., the continuing upturn in activity in the UK building industry – particularly in respect of commercial properties – has led to an increasing demand for all types of their fire-protection products

One of the few companies in the UK with a truly comprehensive range of fire-protection systems for façades, doors and windows, Schueco is constantly refining its offering to ensure that, whatever the application, it can offer a complete solution at a competitive price.

New Website For Fire Rated Windows is the new website from specialist REHAU fabricator Hart & Co telling clients, specifiers and contractors all they need to know about the company’s range of fire rated windows.

Hart & Co, based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, is one of only a small number of accredited fabricators of fire resistant PVC-U windows using REHAU’s patented RAUFERNO technology.

The Riverside Museum, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow has installed a combination of Promat passive fire protection products to provide a robust fire protection and means of escape.

“We worked closely with project architects Zaha Hadid and became involved with the design team at an early stage,” comments Promat’s Ewan Macleod “That allowed us to advise which of our products was most appropriate for each fire protection task, and also to provide ongoing technical advice and guidance as certain aspects of the design were altered during the project.”

Proven Fire Protection For Timber

Lonza Wood Protection has just launched a brand new web site dedicated to its tried, tested and trusted fire retardant treatments for construction timbers and board materials –

Both DRICON and NON-COM Exterior treatments, with many years of proven performance, are pressure impregnated through a carefully controlled and Wood Protection Association approved process to provide an assured Euroclass B or C level of fire protection for a wide range of independently certified timber and plywood species.

Fire Door Inspection Scheme – GEZE UK staff lead the way

Eight staff from GEZE UK, the UK’s leading door and window control system manufacturer, have achieved the newly introduced Fire Door Inspection Scheme diploma.

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme is dedicated to saving lives through improving fire safety. Set up by BWF-Certifire Scheme and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), it is the first such scheme in Europe.

Knauf’s Cube proves commitment to training and innovation

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – has shown its long-term commitment to training and innovation in the UK with the official opening of The Cube: its multi-million pound training, visitor and administrative centre.

Rolling Fire Curtain ‘Fibreroll EW120’

Bolton Gate Company, the acknowledged leader in the field of rolling fire door technology, is pleased to introduce the enhanced design Fibreroll EW120 Rolling Fire Curtain.

Plumis Automist provides neat solution for open plan property

When an architect informed the owner of a 5 bedroom, detached, new build property with an innovative, open plan design in Port Erin, Isle of Man that she would need to install a sprinkler system to provide fire protection for her open plan living room and staircase area she was not satisfied with the design or the price quoted. Furthermore, she was concerned about water damage to her valuable fixtures and fittings should there be a false activation.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain: A world leading manufacturer of fire glass for the building sector

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a world leading manufacturer of fire glass for the building sector. With over 30 years of specialised experience, we have built a solid reputation for delivering cost effective, multifunctional glass of exceptional quality and effectiveness.

New Fire Resistant Steel Door From Schueco Jansen

New to the comprehensive range of steel windows, doors and façades available from leading steel systems supplier, Schueco Jansen, is the Janisol 2 Fire-Resistant Sliding Door. This combines an elegant appearance with a high level of protection against flame and heat.

New Website Gives Clear View Of Promat Securiglass Products And Services

Promat UK has annouced the launch of a new website which gives full details of the wide range of fire-resistant glazing, security, blast-resistant and safety glass available from its Promat Securiglass division. The move follows Promat’s recent acquisition of Yorkshire-based C3S Securiglass, which has long been one of the UK’s leading suppliers in this area.

With Scorpion™ all smoke detectors in a building can now be safely and efficiently tested every year

Scorpion is a new functional smoke tester that solves the problem of testing hard to access smoke detectors and ASD systems. Testing these devices can often attract high costs and significant disruption which in some cases can even lead to the detector being untested.

Hochiki Europe expands CPD portfolio with new wireless fire detection course

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the introduction of its latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection – The Standards & Technologies.

Steel Window Association confirms fire safety

Always seeking to ensure that steel windows are up to date when it comes to meeting relevant safety and other regulatory requirements, the Steel Window Association (SWA) has had the fire performance of the systems re-validated under current European law.

Selection and application of natural and smoke ventilation from Powrmatic

Powrmatic, a leading UK manufacturer of smoke, natural & powered ventilators are now offering a free CPD approved seminar focusing on the correct selection and application of natural and smoke ventilators when integrating into the buildings fabric, whilst also highlighting the importance of designing for ventilation in the early stages.

Apollo Fire Detectors Launches New EN54-11 Approved Manual Call Points

Apollo’s new, extensive collection of EN54-11:2001 compliant Manual Call Points has been designed and manufactured exclusively in-house by the company’s team of industry-leading experts, engineers and technicians.

Residential Safety Update from Kidde Fyrnetics

The latest issue of ‘Residential Safety Update’ – looking in-depth at topical issues surrounding fire and carbon monoxide safety in housing – has just been published by Kidde Fyrnetics, the world’s largest smoke, heat and CO alarm manufacturer.

New Bolton Gate Company Fire Shutter Product

Bolton Gate Company is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its comprehensive range of rolling fire shutters.

The FIREROLL ACOUSTIC SERVERY SHUTTER combines fire resistance with a high degree of sound reduction.

BM Trada sponsors fire safety workshop

BM TRADA is sponsoring a workshop at the Fire Sector Summit on 24 October. The session – Is now the time for a national Fire Safe Register? – will consider methods for ensuring quality, competence and compliance in the design and specification of fire protection for buildings, as well as in the fire safety management of existing buildings.

Multi head upgrade for Fireray 5000 advanced optial beam smoke detector

Fire Fighting Enterprises has upgraded its popular Fireray 5000 optical beam smoke detector with separate fire and fault relays for two detector heads attached to a single controller unit. This means that one ground-level unit can control two detector heads but any alarm or fault signal will be located to each specific head. An event device history log has also been added, and power consumption has been reduced even lower than on the original model.

Fire Door Inspection Scheme – GEZE UK staff lead the way

Eight staff from GEZE UK, the UK’s leading door and window control system manufacturer, have achieved the newly introduced Fire Door Inspection Scheme diploma.

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight.

Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

A Prince’s Regeneration Trust project to restore a historic pottery in Stoke-on-Trent illustrates the versatility of passive fire protection products from Promat UK. Promat MASTERBOARD® and Promat SUPALUX® are being used to reproduce the effect of the old timber plank lining which was originally used at Middleport Pottery in Burslem.

Schueco Jansen expands range with introduction of unlatched fire doors

Leading UK steel systems specialist Schueco Jansen has significantly expanded its range of fire protection solutions with the introduction of two Unlatched Steel Fire Doors.

Firemaster delivers a triple whammy!

The latest range of Eurobond Firemaster internal wall panels delivers a unique ‘triple whammy’ of market leading product benefits.

Stockton Riverside College chooses Fireco’s DMS as fire safety system of choice

Further education college, Stockton Riverside College has chosen leading fire safety provider, Fireco as their fire safety system of choice, with the installation of its Deaf Message Service (DMS).

Aico specified following review of smoke alarms in flats

Nottinghamshire’s A1 Housing has announced its decision to install Aico Ei160RC Series alarms into its flats, in light of a fire safety review following the tragic Lakanal House tower block fire in London.