Hundreds of square metres of 9mm Magply boards are currently being installed on an apartment development close to Reading’s commercial centre, after the specialist package contractor involved proposed the high performance MgO panel as an alternative to the original product specified, representing a value engineering solution.

Lorient - leading manufacturer of high-performance sealing systems is proud to unveil the latest edition of its popular: Acoustic, Smoke & Fire seals for Door Assemblies brochure. Founded in 1979, Lorient was responsible for introducing intumescent technology for fire doors to the UK & this new brochure showcases its extensive product portfolio of intumescent seals.

The continuing focus on building safety should be welcomed, but all hazards need to be identified and put under the spotlight, says Wrexham Mineral Cables’ Commercial Manager, Steve Williams.

Product testing and certification is high on the construction industry agenda, particularly in relation to fire protection. Giving specifiers the ability to design with confidence, product certification delivers assurances that the solution has been proven to perform as expected in the event of a fire.

The significance of good acoustics is often overlooked. A fire door installed in a building may not be required to perform as tested in a laboratory if the building is not affected by fire, which in the majority of cases, thankfully does not happen.

Following on from being among the first UK companies to achieve new fire door certification, Joint Managing Director, Steve Hardy talks about Sidey’s recent investment in a bespoke fire door factory and the benefits that it will bring...

Modern glass processing can help address a number of construction challenges. Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of ESG Group, explains why consulting your glass processor’s technical design team before specifying can give you a clear advantage.

An intelligent network of 20 Axis EN fire panels from fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at HaDo Centrosa Garden in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

TBA Firefly’s senior sales and technical staff will be on the manufacturer’s stand (No. FX13) during this year’s Firex exhibition at London’s Excel Centre to offer contractors, consultants and other visitors unrivalled expertise in the field of flexible fire barriers.

HARDROCK® UB34 provides a purpose design solution for parapet walls and upstands.

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