Perimeter sealing around fire doors

The fire door is a highly engineered construction product that when assembled and installed correctly plays a vital and integral part of the fire strategy within any building. Whilst providing and maintaining fire performance, exterior pedestrian fire doors have to…

Fire door glazing – how to embrace the challenge

Glass is an increasingly popular construction material. It maximises the use of natural light and helps to create a feeling of space. In high-footfall areas, glass can enhance visibility immensely – often desirable for safety reasons. The benefits are clear…

Cables that save lives

The recent Grenfell fire tragedy has brought to our attention that in a real-life fire situation we need to know that the fire-safety systems will work and continue to work while the premises are evacuated and firefighters tackle the blaze.…

Closing the gaps on fire protection

The fire-protection industry is changing and recognises the need for new legislation and guidance to keep pace with the rapid shift in building design, materials and specification. Here, Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings examines the issues. The…

The benefits of using CE-marked penetration-sealing systems

Keith Wells, Quelfire Managing Director, looks at why CE marking of fire collars can help ensure firestopping consistency and easy repeatability of service penetrations. According to Home Office statistics there were 167,150 fires in England between April 2017 and March…

Checkmate Fire Appoints New Internal Technical Compliance Auditors

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s leading passive fire protection specialist, is delighted to announce the appointments of Ash Babb and Andrew Heywood as Internal Technical Compliance Auditors, with responsibility for further improving its already market-leading quality levels. The pair will…

Checkmate Fire Solutions’ Expansion Continues With Harlow Move

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s biggest passive fire protection specialist, is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth. The Yorkshire-headquartered business has been running its operations across the whole of southern England…

See-through flame protection

If you look up through rainscreen cladding you may see all the way up, past a number of cavity fire barriers. This see-through gap is the path of free-flowing air that keeps the cavity dry. In fire, the see-through gap…

Fire-safe building – incorporating certified passive fire protection

Whilst it’s easy to appreciate that all buildings should be designed and constructed with fire safety in mind, it’s far more complex to do this in practice. A number of passive and active products are available to consider and it’s…

Working together for peace of mind

Disasters including Grenfell and high-rise fires in the UK and the Middle East have highlighted the need for collaboration between those in the supply chain to ensure the fire protection of lives and property in large buildings where large numbers…

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