Checkmate Fire Solutions’ Expansion Continues With Harlow Move

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s biggest passive fire protection specialist, is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth. The Yorkshire-headquartered business has been running its operations across the whole of southern England…

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.…

Fire-resistant glazing: are regulations up to date?

Fire costs the UK economy an estimated £3.5 billion per year. With glass becoming an ever more dominant material in the built environment, manufacturer Pilkington, has released a new report – The Burning Issue – to ask if the glazing…

Fire-resistant glazing: Getting to grips with regulations

The use of glass is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern building design, particularly across the commercial construction sector, and as this area of the industry forecasts positive signs of growth for the years ahead, we are likely to see demand…

Fire-Resistant Glazing: An End to Design Compromises?

When glass is required to stand up to fire, this has traditionally been associated with aesthetic and other design compromises. But have the latest advances in fire-resistant glazing technology consigned these to the past? Arguably the first consideration for designers…

Fire-Rated Glass in Heritage Buildings

As architectural design values have evolved, glass has remained one of the most ubiquitous construction materials. What has not changed, however, is that a building has a fundamental duty to protect the people and possessions within it. The recent fire…

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