Specification Spotlight

Offering flexibility and freedom, it is unsurprising that the popularity of open-plan buildings has increased. However, these spaces pose numerous challenges for fire protection in building design. David Cerquella, Managing Director at Coopers Fire, explains the growing importance of passive fire specification and which considerations need to be made by architects and building engineers alike.

Schlüter-Systems used its specialist technical knowledge and a number of key product solutions to minimise floor build-up and guarantee complete waterproofing provision in the refurbishment of one of Ireland’s most magnificent country houses.

One of the most fashionable neighbourhoods of Central London, once-industrial Clerkenwell, has long been renowned as a hive of architectural activity. Within this tangle of streets is nestled the newest addition to this community – 49 Leather Lane is Schlüter-Systems’ latest collaborative venture in the heart of the capital.

Firman Glass has evolved over the previous 40 years from a replacement glazing business in the early ‘70s to one of the leading independent glass processors, tougheners and structural glazing operations in the country.

The constant in and out of employees from the kitchen quarters to the front-of-house serving areas of a busy staff restaurant over many years has caused concerning and unsightly damage to the kitchen’s fire-rated doors.

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