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Important regulations for intumescent paint in steel buildings

  The UK’s intumescent paint industry has undergone significant changes over the past two decades. Driven by technological innovation, it’s now a highly specialised sector that offers...

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What is the difference between fire protection, prevention and suppression?

Fire protection, prevention, and suppression systems are all fundamental to safeguarding a building from fire. However, some people may be unsure as to how these systems may differ. Rather than using...

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What are the phases of a fire safety inspection? 

Fire safety inspections are a fundamental part of ongoing building regulations. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 dictates that a fire risk assessment is carried out at least once a year...

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Emerging fire protection and suppression technologies

The fire protection industry is amid some exciting technological developments. While the core tenets of fire protection remain the same, new products allow for solutions that are more efficient and...

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Understanding the fire resistance of concrete

Concrete is one of the most fire-resistant materials available to the construction industry. Under European Standards (EN 13501-1:2007-A1:2009), it’s classified as an A1 material – the highest...

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Passive Fire Protection

What are active and passive fire protection systems?

We often define fire protection as safety features we encounter in any building. These features range from alarms and smoke detectors to fire extinguishers and doors. All of these are important to...

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Fire safety building regulations in 2020

In the immediate aftermath of Grenfell, investigators found multiple examples of non-compliance in terms of best practice and workmanship. It was clear that a series of professional and institutional...

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Fire Safety Guides

Our guide to structural steel fireproofing

It is vital that as construction professionals, we understand how fire affects the behaviour of steel structures. A structural fire can exceed temperatures of 800°C or higher, depending on the...

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What structural measures can prevent the spread of fire?

Construction projects, be they commercial or residential, must involve fire protection specialists from the outset. They can advise on what structural fire protection is necessary to mitigate risk to...

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