• Fire rated glass
Joining the testing and traceability dots
20/10/2020
Joining the testing and traceability dots
With so much confusion and uncertainty prevailing about how to deliver assured fire protection, it is worth remembering that two factors matter more than most when making design and specification choices – product testing and traceability.
Supply chain scrutiny key to minimising fire door risks
26/04/2020
Supply chain scrutiny key to minimising fire door risks
Ian Cowley, Regional Director at fire, thermal and acoustic specialist Promat UK, explains why scrutinising the origin of components and raw materials and how they are produced, combined with a thorough understanding of where any supply chain risks lie, is crucial to delivering assurance and peace of mind to fire door customers.
Time to go back to basics with fire rated glass
08/03/2019
Time to go back to basics with fire rated glass
Fire resistant glazing plays a key role in creating buildings that give occupiers or users safe routes of escape in the event of an emergency, But as the spotlight falls on the fundamental question of how effective passive fire protection products actually are, it is vitally important that what we think we know is correct in terms of designing and installing fire resistant glazing.
Assured fire safety depends on sticking with a ‘quality’ specification
18/01/2019
Assured fire safety depends on sticking with a ‘quality’ specification
Dame Judith Hackitt’s assertion that the building industry routinely puts cost before quality will come as no surprise to architects and contractors who often see their specifications being challenged, and ultimately changed, just to save a few pounds. Whilst this ‘value engineering’ can deliver what it promises for clients – better value from their investment – it has become synonymous with an industry obsessed seeking to do everything at the lowest possible cost.