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24 November 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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05 October 2020

MARLOWE FIRE & Security has announced the opening of the company’s new Head Office facility at Lowry House which is located in the Salford Quays area of Greater Manchester. Established back in 1982, the business (at the time known as Swift) was acquired by Marlowe plc in 2016 and rebranded as Marlowe Fire & Security two years ago following the merger with Cornwall-based fire protection systems provider Hentland.

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05 October 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Hochiki Europe has hosted a virtual roundtable in which experts discussed the pressing issues that surround life safety in the UK’s educational facilities. The online panel talk, available to watch online, comes as part of the manufacturer’s efforts to uphold high standards within the fire safety sector and support its industry partners in doing the same.

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05 October 2020

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Protective and Marine has now expanded its line of FIRETEX passive fire protection coatings with a solution that optimises applications and reduces costs by enabling precise coating thickness specifications for onshore assets.

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14 July 2020

A KEY factory in Sudan’s cement-making industry has been fitted with a variety of custom-made life safety solutions courtesy of Hochiki Europe.

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23 June 2020

LAUNCHED BY BAFE earlier this year, the ‘Don’t Just Specify, Verify!’ campaign was established to create greater awareness of third party certification in the fire safety sector.

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17 July 2020

AS G&B (North West) Ltd continues to extend its roofing-focused business operations, Comelit fire detection systems have been installed by Bell Lancaster in order to protect new operations on the company's exclusive farm site in Wigan.

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20 March 2020

Nullifire (tremco illbruck) has developed a new intumescent basecoat which will enhance its water-based solutions offering.

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12 March 2020

Coopers Fire invented and patented the Gravity Fail Safe (GFS) Smoke and Fire Curtain, which it says has become the benchmark for most smoke and fire curtain systems sold around the world today.

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13 March 2020

Coopers Fire are excited to move into their new headquarters on 16th March 2020 which will allow them to grow in capacity in the manufacture of fire and smoke curtains as well as offering a modern work environment.

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17 February 2020

Chemstore, the hazardous materials experts, are currently offering free, no-obligation chemical storage surveys throughout the UK.

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10 February 2020

Fire safety should be at the forefront of every property owner’s mind. Fire protection is essential to the fire safety of all buildings, and in particular vacant properties.

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14 January 2020

High temperatures can spell danger, especially in safety critical construction applications. The protection of human life is absolutely paramount, and is one of the main reasons why J-Flex are building on an already impressive list of "fire related” approvals.

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08 January 2020

Multi-award-winning Fire Curtains Group have completed the purchase of fellow East Midlands based company Intumescent Chemicals.  

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07 January 2020

Nullifire (Tremco Illbruck), a UK market leader in passive fire protection, has developed a new intumescent basecoat which has been introduced to enhance the company’s water-based solutions offering.

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10 December 2019

Composite panel specialists ISD Solutions has further boosted its industry leading fire safety expertise after its second expert achieved a new qualification in passive fire protection.

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10 December 2019

Research shows that the UK construction market sees a dip in productivity during the colder months of the year.

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10 December 2019

Critical fire and blast protection barriers for new electrical transformers have been provided by passive fire protection specialist DunbarWallace Fire Protection for a leading energy provider using Promat DURASTEEL.

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FEATURES

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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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25 May 2017

The design and construction of a building often require a fine balancing act between aesthetics, function, performance and cost, explains Mark Harris.

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18 April 2017

Niall Rowan comments on a recently published report, which highlighted failures in the quality of construction and fire-stopping installation in a number of Edinburgh schools.

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16 April 2017

As buildings become larger, taller and more complex, fire protection must be improved to mitigate the devastating impact of fire on life safety and business resilience. Russ Timpson explains

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15 February 2017

Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces the show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up of free educational content and an exhibition containing major fire safety manufacturers and associations

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