Leaseholders deserve better

The Fire Sector Federation calls upon the UK government to help release leaseholders from living in danger. The Official Opposition debate on 1 February 2021 highlighted the plight of the sleepless nights of the many leaseholders caught in a dreadful…

UK Member of Parliament James Brokenshire moves to review building regulations fire safety guidance

The UK government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions in a consultation launched on Thursday 19 July. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire…

Institution of Fire Engineers welcome Dame Judith Hackitt’s report

Following publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report into the Building Regulations and Fire Safety, Peter Wilkinson the Chairman of the IFE Board of Directors has issued the following statement; The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report…

Pilkington – Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.…

A Lifetime of Safety

Used in place of traditional compartmentation or sprinkler systems, smoke and fire curtains offer greater flexibility to designers, enabling open plan areas to be greater in size than permitted under the current building regulation recommendations. However, since they often replace…

Urgent fire protection work to be carried out at leisure centre to meet regulations

Urgent fire protection work needs to be carried out at a Poole leisure centre at a cost of £221,000. Ashdown Leisure Centre at Canford Heath does not meet current Building Regulations standards however Borough of Poole has stressed there is no danger…

Fire Watch and Industry Oversight

Just as fire safety is a concern in many aspects of our everyday lives, there are many factors that influence how individual protection systems are designed, how components are selected and how they are integrated into buildings for effective use.…

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