Specialist construction lawyer Rebecca Harries-Williams discusses the potential pitfalls associated with modern methods of construction (MMC), particularly the risk of fire. Rebecca, a Senior Associate with national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, says modular construction can be an attractive prospect if the correct care is taken.

New whitepaper explores how to improve fire performance in the fifth façade.

Students at University of Salford will discover a new approach to being safe when the campus re-opens in September.

A combination of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO® products have been specified to ensure the Grange University Hospital, a new specialist healthcare facility in Wales, can achieve the highest levels of fire protection.

The fire protection of critical movement joints within the main floor slabs of the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Birmingham has consumed some 1,000 linear metres of Titan Lite 120/60, as a well proven and widely specified passive fire protection product.

A network of 10 MxPro 5 fire panels from systems leader, Advanced, have been installed to protect London’s famous Lloyds Building.

The roof space to an existing commercial property in the North-West of England has been given the added protection of having its very large roof-space sub-divided using the APOLLO Lite 30:30 system manufactured by TBA FIREFLY™.

The B&M group is the fastest-growing variety goods value retailer with stores operating in the UK, Germany and France. It has recently injected £100m in investment to create a new distribution centre in Bedford that is expected to create 1000 new jobs. The distribution centre will become B&M’s third in the UK and will support its southern operations. Started in April 2019, the project took just over eight months to complete.

Almost a year on from the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze, the ordered Hackitt Review was delivered at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee session on Thursday 17th May. While many welcomed some aspects of the review, others weren’t as accepting when it came to the review falling short of banning combustible cladding. Here, FC&A looks at some of the responses from both the industry and the public realm.

Timber claddings are fantastic, natural materials for creating warm and stunning appearances to new build projects. However, depending upon the project, UK Building Regulations will require an approved and effective fire retardant protection to ensure a safe service life.

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