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.
In this article, Sean Ballard, Managing Director of Sunray Doors, unearths the dos and don’ts of timber fire door specification for high-rise buildings. Speaking on behalf of Sunray’s Timber Fire Door division, he briefly runs through the essential elements to consider for optimum specification and installation, and outlines key points you should address to ensure high performance and compliance.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy exposed fundamental and deep-rooted issues over competency, highlighting major skills and knowledge gaps amongst those responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and day-to-day operation of buildings. In this article, Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director of the Fire Protection Association (FPA), explores whether the issue of competency has become clearer since Grenfell, and argues that a greater degree of focus must be placed on fire safety competence and accountability for those responsible for building design.
Trucost, part of S&P Global, has classified all ROCKWOOL Group products as having a positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, while the company has met or exceeded two of its six sustainability targets ahead of time.
Staying safe may have taken on a new meaning in the past year, but fire safety remains top of the agenda for the construction industry. Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of ESG Group explains why fire safety glass is still one of the most important safety measures in keeping occupants safe in a wide variety of non-domestic properties.
Scotland’s biggest building services contractor has just completed upgrading the fire compartmentation within an existing West Lothian warehouse building.