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Raising fire-safety standards in social housing through connected technology

With the fire-cladding crisis making headline news, industry experts are looking at the role of technology to improve fire-safety standards today, and in the future. In response to evidence heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, the government’s White Paper1 on social…

Supply Plus Ltd, British manufacturer of fire and safety equipment – P50 choice ‘huge accolade’ for Britannia innovation

The Managing Director of Supply Plus has chosen the ‘best of British’ manufacturing for new fire extinguishers throughout its UK manufacturing facility. Derek Gotts, Managing Director of Supply Plus, who is also Chair of the 950 members plus Fire Industry…

Firestopping Best Practice Guide receives RIBA approval

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has approved the recently launched Firestopping of Service Penetrations, Best Practice in Design and Installation Guide as assessed Continual Professional Development (CPD) material. This enables architects to download and read the guide and…

Be extra careful at home this half term

People across the West Midlands are being urged to be extra careful at home this half term especially during Chinese New Year (12 Feb), Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) and Pancake Day (16 Feb), to ensure their lockdown celebrations don’t end…

Meet the crew specially trained to rescue animals across Kent

To many, animals are like members of the family, or crucial livelihood for farmers, which is why animal rescue emergencies are as important as any other for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS). Its dedicated animal rescue unit (ARU), based…

Kalzip’s FC rainscreen facade system: fire performance compliance without compromise

In conjunction with Knauf Insulation, SFS Intec and Siderise, Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135. Kalzip’s FC rainscreen is a non-penetrative facade system…

Notting Hill Genesis choose Hyfire wireless devices for fire system renewals

Leading wireless fire detection and alarms manufacturer Hyfire has supplied over 550 cutting-edge detectors and other devices to ABCA Systems for installation in social housing developments across London, protecting the residents of five landmark tower blocks. Notting Hill Genesis, one…

Smart buildings: shaping how we live and work in 2021

More than half of organisations plan to increase their investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart building technology in 2021. This is according to Johnson Controls’ annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. Interestingly enough, these business plans are comparable with…

The latest edition of Tank Storage Magazine is out now!

The latest edition has a special focus on sustainability and our terminal outlook provides an overview of how eight terminals are preparing for a decarbonised future. The article features interviews with Alkion Terminals, CLH Terminals, Janaf, Odfjell Terminals and many…

FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

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