Category Archives: Fire Protection & Prevention

DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb™ is the key to enhancing safety and sustainability at the new Lerkendal Hotel and Congress Centre

August 2013 – The impressive Lerkendal Hotel project, part of the ‘Lerkendal Stadion’ complex in Trondheim, Norway, has been set significant goals for success in line with the proud history of Rosenborg Football Club, for whom the stadium is home ground.

BM TRADA to stream live fire door test

BM TRADA will be streaming a live fire door test over the internet on 17 September, offering viewers an opportunity to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property.

Simple smoke alarm control from Aico – unique radiolink alarm controller

Aico: one of the UK’s market leaders in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has launched an innovative new wireless Controller for its RadioLINK Professional alarms. RadioLINK allows Smoke, Heat and CO alarms to be interconnected using Radio Frequency (RF) signals, eliminating the need for interconnection wiring.

Increase in loft insulation creates greater need for fire protection

Following the Department of Energy and Climate’s recent announcement to changes in the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) – which is estimated to mean more than 3.5 million homes in Great Britain are likely to benefit from insulation – the need for fire protection in lofts is more important than ever, claims Aico.

FAAST Very Early Warning Aspiration detector is now Modbus enabled

System Sensor Europe, part of Honeywell, has announced that its ultra-sensitive FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology detector now comes equipped with direct Modbus connectivity.

The original just got better – Aico RadioLINK wire free alarm interconnection system upgraded

Aico, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms, is pleased to announce its market-leading RadioLINK Professional wireless interconnection technology has been upgraded to feature remote House Code entry and the ability to add full control to mixed (or ‘hybrid’) hard-wired and RF systems.

Marconi House, London

London’s new Marconi House apartments and an adjacent hotel development, are using advanced SHEVTEC® smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems from SE Controls to provide smoke free escape routes for residents and staff in the event of a fire.

Schott UK offers a comprehensive RIBA approved CPD

Schott UK – Introduction to fire resistant glass & glazing systems. This CPD enables architects & specifiers to gain the knowledge required to select the appropriate fire resistant glass solutions for a building. It provides detailed information about the testing criteria, applications & range of products available.

Innovative new through bore hydrant from Saint-Gobain PAM UK delivers a durable and cost effective solution to water companies

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading materials group Saint-Gobain, has added a new through bore CE fire hydrant, DN80 PN16, to its range of market-leading ductile iron below-ground hydrants.

Wrightstyle and the threat of arson

Wrightstyle, the leading UK steel glazing company, supplies its fire-rated systems internationally. Tim Kempster, the company’s managing director, points out that not all fires start accidentally.

CPD Module: Enabling open plan homes with Automist from Plumis

Open plan homes are popular, make good use of space, and are more valuable, but fire safety and building control approval problems have caused many architects to avoid them for some years. Automist from Plumis now allows many open plan layouts in flats and three storey houses to comply with building regulations

Promat Increases Fire Protection Options With New Range Of Engineered Doorsets

Promat UK has announced the launch of a new range of superior quality, high performance steel doorsets which can provide up to 240 minutes of fire protection. The Promat DURASMOOTH® doorsets can be produced in many different variations, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including office, industrial and commercial premises, food and drink processing facilities, plus power generation, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants.

Eldon Technology Switches To Fire Protected Komfort Partitions

After years providing protection for electronic products, Eldon Technology has switched its attention to delivering a safety conscious finish in a new Rotherham head-office. To help the company achieve this goal, leading partitioning manufacturer Komfort was brought in to provide a detailed and specialist solution. 


Knauf Marmorit has introduced Warm Wall Plus, the third in its range of thermal external wall insulation systems.


Project demonstrates once and for all how significant improvements in life and building safety can be provided by an automatic fire suppression system installed with minimal disruption.

Automist featured in brand new TV programme

Innovative products gain the recognition they deserve in a variety of ways. Perhaps one of the more effective in a world of mass communication is being featured on television as an example of cutting edge technology. Automist is a case in point. This active fire protection system which provides automatic residential fire protection is set to play a role in a five-part Channel 4 series. Home of the Future looks at the effects of visionary technology and gadgets on the lives of a Sheffield family living in the future. Automist operates by the generation of a fine water mist to suppress flames and limit the smoke and heat of incipient fires and is considered a fine example of a product of the future.