CIAT responds to the Interim Report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety

In particular, CIAT has reported directly to Dame Judith Hackitt emphasising the essential need for Robust Details. Following a round table event, Professor Sam Allwinkle PPBIAT MCIAT representing CIAT said that ‘Dame Judith was made aware of the Robust Details initiative for sound insulation design, installation and testing  performance of materials and components for compliance of[…]

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Vicaima Doors

Vicaima takes high-performance solutions to a new luxury hotel in France

L’Arbre Voyageur is a luxury hotel located in the centre of Lille, which brings together different Vicaima technical solutions in a same dimension of authenticity. Ensuring complete comfort, by creating bold and serene environments and a total sense of security, this project is equipped, in the access of each room, with a 30-minute Fire Door[…]

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Advanced Fire Protection

World Famous Restaurants Enjoy Advanced Protection

Two of London’s most exclusive restaurants, including the world-renowned Ivy, are now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Both The Ivy and Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square, which are both owned by Caprice Holdings, have been fitted with MxPro 4 fire panels from Advanced. The Ivy has recently been subject to a full refurbishment,[…]

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thermal insulation

ROCKWOOL reaches new heights in Manchester’s skyline

ROCKWOOL insulation has been specified and installed on a landmark project in the centre of Manchester, providing two new tower blocks with a façade system that ticks all the boxes: fire prevention, thermal insulation and an aesthetically pleasing external appearance. The Cambridge Street development includes two and three bedroom apartments, built to alleviate Manchester’s growing[…]

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Notifier introduces new BS 7273-4 CPD course on release mechanisms for fire doors

Notifier by Honeywell announced today the launch of a new continuing professional development (CPD) course 2016/2017.  ‘Getting To Know BS 7273-4’
provides installers, integrators, contractors, consultants and end users with all the information on this important standard and how it relates to the way that doors are opened, closed and controlled by fire detection systems. Although[…]

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RCM Ltd appointed Exclusive Distributor by Extemegreen Building Products LLC for the UK market

RCM Ltd are pleased to announce their appointment by Extremegreen Building Products, LLC., to exclusively distribute their Extremegreen magnesium oxide building boards across the UK. Extremegreen is a building board manufactured using a proprietary formula that is reinforced with multiple layers of glass fiber mesh for added structural integrity and impact resistance. The sheets are[…]

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Notifier gets a view from the top at the Royal Liver Building

Dominating one of the most famous waterfront skylines, Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building is now the centre of the city’s business district. Fire detection technology from Notifier by Honeywell is protecting staff and visitors at one of the world’s largest international banking institutions, which is located there. Overlooking the River Mersey, when Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building[…]

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Kier Construction installs ROCKWOOL at its HQ in Cambridge

Due to ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation providing acoustic, thermal and fire-resistance properties, Kier Group specified a combination of ROCKWOOL flat roofing solutions on its new headquarters in Cambridge. Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group, which invests in, builds, maintains and renews buildings operating across many sectors, including housing, defence, education,[…]

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Advanced Protects Vital Data and Computing Assets at Cambridge University

ExGo suppression control panels from Advanced have been installed in a £20m, state-of-the-art data and high performance computing centre at the University of Cambridge that is working on some of the globe’s greatest challenges. Situated on the West Cambridge site of the University of Cambridge, the building is the new home for high performance computing,[…]

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Moralt FireSound

Performance door blanks with 90 minute fire rating and FSC certification

The UK’s biggest independent distributor of high-performance door blanks, James Latham is now offering Moralt FireSound 59mm (dB43/44) with FD90 certification (BS476 Pt. 22) And thanks to Lathams, specifying a high-end, specialist door blank – which is still competitively priced – doesn’t mean having to compromise on environmental guidelines as three of the Moralt FireSound[…]

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Gent helps Bield Housing & Care take the lead in fire detection system monitoring

Bield Housing and Care’s Bield Response24 alarm receiving centre (ARC) is one of the first facilities of its kind to provide fire detection system monitoring and management from multiple sites using Gent by Honeywell’s pioneering WINMAG software. Since it formed in 1971, Bield Housing & Care has remained committed to improving the quality of life[…]

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Nullifire introduces Premier Contractors’ Scheme

Underlining the importance of correct application techniques for crucial fire protection systems, as well as its long term support for its network of contracting partners, Nullifire has launched a new contractor training and benefits programme. The Premier Contractors’ Scheme has been developed to provide specialist installers of Nullifire’s industry leading  with both appropriate skills and[…]

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Advanced Panels Protect Flagship Crossrail Station

  Travellers passing through the flagship Tottenham Court Road Station on London’s Northern Line and the new £14.8 billion Crossrail network, set to open in 2018, will be protected by intelligent fire systems from Advanced. The combined Crossrail and London Underground station, which originally opened in 1900 as part of the Central London Railway, also[…]

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Fire Protection, Structural Strength and Adaptability

Structural fire safety is achieved either by what is called ‘passive protection’ for example fire resistant lining boards and/or ‘active protection’ through the use of smoke ventilation, alarm systems and sprinklers. For the structural engineer, the material choice within the structural solution will influence the passive and active fire protection strategy. Ian Quinton, Managing Director[…]

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Advanced Chosen to Protect Landmark HQ Building

Global fire systems manufacturer Advanced has been selected to protect the new global headquarters of Landmark Group in Dubai. Founded in 1973 in Bahrain, the Landmark Group has successfully grown into one of the largest and most successful retail organizations in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent. It operates over 1,900 outlets encompassing over[…]

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Advanced Provides New Fire System Simulator to Leading London Airport

London City Airport has recently opened a new simulation training room, mirroring its fire system which features panels from leading manufacturer, Advanced. Opened in 1987, the airport, situated at the former Royal Docks in Newham, is the only airport to be located within the M25. Servicing over 3.6 million passengers annually, the airport has ten[…]

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Nullifire launches SC801 intumescent coating for the 120-minute fire protection market

Nullifire has launched a new intumescent coating for the 120-minute fire protection market in the UK and abroad. The innovative SC801 is suitable for use on buildings which require the highest level of fire protection such as large, multi-storey office buildings, hotels, and certain public buildings such as schools, hospitals, municipal offices and leisure centres.[…]

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Vicaima staining makes its mark at Fulham Riverside

A major development for Barratt London alongside the River Thames in South West London has been fitted with doors, panelling and skirting from the Vicaima range of stained Oak veneers. The ambitious and visionary development at Fulham Wharf covers some 3.2 hectares and includes the transformation of an existing Sainsbury store and derelict warehouses into[…]

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First company achieves BM TRADA Q-Mark certification for Fire Stopping Installation

BM TRADA is pleased to announce Panache Fire Services Ltd as the first company to achieve certification under its Q-Mark Fire Stopping Installation scheme. The recently introduced scheme, aims to ensure that fire stopping solutions are being fitted correctly and to verify the competence of installation companies, while offering building owners and Responsible Persons with[…]

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Groundbreaking Train Factory to be Protected by CDS Security & Fire and Advanced

Hitachi Rail Europe has specified industry-leading MxPro multiprotocol fire panels from Advanced to protect its new UK manufacturing facility in County Durham, the first brand new rail vehicle manufacturing facility to be built in the UK for over 100 years. Advanced’s benchmark MxPro 4 fire panel range was specified for its flexibility, reliability and ease[…]

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Fire safety makes an entrance

Glazing solutions from Vetrotech Saint-Gobain have provided high standards of fire protection for a striking new atrium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The Atria Building adjacent to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has a stunning glass atrium which has been created using CONTRAFLAM by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain. CONTRAFLAM has a class A safety rating[…]

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Leading London Property Company Selects Advanced

One of London’s most high-profile commercial property management companies has selected fire systems from Advanced to protect its landmark buildings as part of a multi-million pound investment programme. So far 13 buildings managed by Broadgate Estates have been fitted with Advanced’s MxPro panels, ranging from simple three-panel networks to far more complex installations with 60[…]

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Fire Glass Specialists – Vetrotech Saint Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain supply a product range that not only provides total protection against fire and smoke threats they have also been specifically designed to accommodate other multifunctional requirements such as: energy conservation, sound reduction, impact safety and physical security. With innovative research and development combined with state-of- the-art production technologies, Vetrotech creates bespoke solutions of[…]

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