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27 July 2021

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event. This is the organisation’s first appearance at an industry gathering this year due to the restrictions that have necessarily been imposed by the Government as a result of COVID-19.

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16 July 2021

THE CONSTRUCTION Products Group (CPG) has completed the second stage of a £20 million investment package realised by RPM International and specifically designed to bring next generation manufacturing capability and enhanced customer service to all of its brands.

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19 July 2021

RESPONDING TO the market’s need for simplified specification of fire stopping solutions in rainscreen systems, ROCKWOOL has streamlined its range of open state cavity barriers (ie SP Firestop OSCB) to provide a two-hour performance rating for both 25 mm and 44 mm open cavities.

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16 July 2021

FIRE AND thermal insulation solutions developer Siderise has been recognised with a Gold Award at Mind’s fifth annual Workplace Well-Being Awards. Ranking 21st out of the 114 organisations who took part, this award for the business means that Siderise has successfully embedded mental health into its policies and practices and demonstrated a long-term, in-depth commitment to employee mental health.

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26 May 2021

AEI CABLES has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply low voltage power and fire performance cables for the prestigious Sky City project at Hong Kong International Airport.

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26 May 2021

SPECIFIERS CAN now make good use of a full pre- and post-application service from Nullifire that’s designed to achieve complete reassurance in fire protection projects. Nullifire’s ‘take off’ service affords architects, specifiers and main contractors bespoke support for their projects to ensure that all work is carried out to its best advantage.

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16 July 2021

THE FINISHES and Interiors Sector (FIS) has launched a Specifiers’ Guide to Ceilings and Acoustic Absorbers to help the members of project teams – fire safety-focused practitioners among them – fully understand the criteria when writing a specification for a suspended ceiling or acoustic absorber.

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25 April 2021

IN THE event of fire, it’s absolutely vital that smoke is kept out of corridors and escape routes, yet it appears that many buildings here in the UK – including schools, care homes and hospitals – are not fully protected from this hazard.

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25 April 2021

2020 PRESENTED multiple challenges to businesses, especially so in terms of overcoming supply chain interruptions. Spelsberg UK, the manufacturer of electrical enclosures, is now offering its customers the opportunity to overcome these challenges in 2021. Combining the reliability of a responsive, localised supply service with global support, the business is offering a solution to supply interruptions via ‘glocalisation’.

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25 April 2021

NULLIFIRE SC902 has provided a highly decorative finish and the reassurance of guaranteed fire protection under a specialist project at Vitacress Salads. The intumescent coating has achieved two hours’ fire protection at the site in an application carried out by specialist contractor R Lewis and Company (UK) Ltd.

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04 March 2021

FSi Limited is delivering a variety of fire stopping solutions designed to meet current market needs. The Leicestershire-based company’s website outlines all of the business’ core disciplines and provides full details of product awareness training and Continuing Professional Development sessions.

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04 March 2021

COOPERS FIRE has organised a series of monthly Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars to be delivered via the Zoom platform. The seminars are focused on fire curtains and when and where such a solution should be specified in the built environment.

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04 March 2021

SIDERISE HAS announced the official opening of the company’s new Asia Pacific office. This marks a significant milestone in the organisation’s continued growth and demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the global discussions around passive fire safety.

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17 February 2021

THE NEW Year marks a new start for Firetherm, the smart passive fire protection solutions developer, as the business moves under the Nullifire brand. For several months, Firetherm’s fire stopping solutions – which are used extensively across the built environments – have started to be delivered across the UK under the Nullifire name.

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04 March 2021

CHECKMATE FIRE Solutions – the specialist contractor focused on fire doors and firestopping in addition to risk assessments and compartmentation surveys – has outlined the detail behind the nationwide company’s latest ‘Green Scheme’ that continues its commitment to ethical, sustainable and responsible working.

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04 March 2021

SPECIFIERS CAN rely on Nullifire’s SC902 intumescent coating to achieve fire protection for their steel frame projects in winter application. Weather-resistant in less than an hour, the high-build nature of SC902 delivers two-hour fire protection in just one coat, enabling work to be completed on a fast track, while still achieving building fire strategy.

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22 December 2020

VENTILATION SYSTEMS deep cleaning specialist J&I Grease Gone has moved to highlight the importance of regular testing and maintenance for fire damper systems located in offices and tower blocks.

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11 December 2020

A COMBINATION of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO products has been specified to ensure the Grange University Hospital, a new specialist healthcare facility in Wales, can achieve the highest levels of fire protection.

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05 October 2020

KINGSPAN BELIEVES that large-scale system testing is one of the most reliable ways of assessing the performance of building elements in a fire situation. The company has subjected its products to rigorous testing for decades. In fact, 2020 marks 25 years since Kingspan’s PIR core insulated panel systems first achieved certification from the Loss Prevention Certification Board and FM Approvals.

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05 October 2020

SPECIFIERS CHOOSING Firetherm (the passive fire protection solutions developer) are assured of enhanced technical and service support benefits as part of the brand’s dynamic merger. Firetherm’s time-proven and trusted fire stopping solutions, which are used extensively across the built environment, are now being delivered in the UK under the Nullifire brand.

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FEATURES

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15 June 2021

FOUR YEARS on from the Grenfell Tower disaster we mourn those who died, writes Reece Goodman, but also take stock of what has happened since then.

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05 May 2021

from across Europe will continue to push the boundaries to ensure that the testing and classification of construction products is suitable and sufficient to ensure the safety of modern buildings. Niall Rowan discusses some of the significant issues affecting fire safety – and in particular passive fire protection – in Europe

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29 April 2021

In an exclusive first interview for the sector’s trade media, Fire Safety Matters’ Editor Brian Sims hears from the Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s new CEO Steve Davies about his bold plans for the organisation and also learns about his considered views on upcoming issues and concerns relating to the passive fire protection sector

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25 April 2021

Fire safety professionals and architects are justifiably focusing their attentions on ensuring that the designs and materials used during the construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing structures are not just compliant, but also following established industry Best Practice. Here, Joan Ferrer turns his attentions towards fire safety in relation to inverted flat roofs

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01 October 2020

QuadCore technology is an insulation core, self-blended and unique to Kingspan, that delivers the highest performance of any closed cell insulation core across four factors: fire, thermal, environmental and longevity. Here, Tony Ryan examines how its application at a key site in Coventry is helping to safeguard the UK’s Industrial Strategy

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01 October 2020

Publication of the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry. Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components (including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors) that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance

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30 September 2020

THE RECENT publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. Here, Ges Wallace discusses the document and what it could mean for the future of our built environment.

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28 August 2020

DESPITE THE easing of some of the restrictions around the Coronavirus, there remains a strong emphasis on keeping workplaces COVID-19 secure, with companies who fail to comply facing criminal prosecution. Ian McKinnon discusses what this means for employers and explains what can be done to promote compliance throughout the supply chain.

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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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13 July 2020

THE DISPARITIES between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 present housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger outlines why housing providers should consider pairing an LD1 Category specification with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to future-proof their housing portfolio.

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02 July 2020

AS AN industry, we’re now well versed and experienced in the value of sprinkler systems. Here, James Broadest explains precisely why it’s crucial to deliver continuing education on this matter so Government bodies and building owners alike recognise the truism that substantial costs – and lives – can be saved thanks to retrofitted fire sprinklers.

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23 April 2020

IN THESE rather challenging and somewhat surreal times for us all, Andy Hicks examines precisely why now is most definitely not the time to neglect fire safety on construction sites and temporary Coronavirus-related facilities.

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20 January 2020

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out.

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23 September 2019

As asecos celebrates its 25-year anniversary, Mark Sennett visits their impressive newly expanded headquarters in Gründau, Germany and asks Sascha Kunkel how the company is raising awareness of the risks associated with hazardous materials and helping to create safer workplaces.

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16 September 2019

With more than half of fire fatalities resulting from the inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, Scott Couldrey explores the benefits of smoke vents in helping to prevent loss of life with.

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24 September 2018

FSM managing editor Mark Sennett sits down with Chris Auger to discuss the increasingly common instances of fires in commercial kitchens and how BAFE is taking steps to help reduce the risks.

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16 September 2018

Jonathan Brown reveals why fire curtains are increasingly being used within fire safety engineered solutions in complex building design.

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16 May 2018

Nick Jenkins takes a closer look at aluminium and aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding and its resistance to the spreading of fire.

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13 March 2018

FSM managing editor Mark Sennett sits down with Patol sales director Kelvin Miller who explains how his firm are leading the way In protecting hazardous premises such a power plants.

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20 December 2017

Mark Harris takes a look at the key considerations that he feels need to be included in the review of the Building Regulations.

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