New Siderise CPDs on façade protection

New Siderise CPDs on façade protection   Siderise Insulation Ltd, one of the leading providers of high-performance passive fire protection and acoustic insulation solutions for a wide range of façade types, is sharing its extensive knowledge and experience via two new CPDs on the passive fire protection of façades. The presentations update of two of [...]

Neo re-employment initiative

Neo re-employment initiative With the aim of promoting career opportunities for all, Neo recently welcomed a group of promising recruits from nationwide employment scheme, The Growth Company. The initiative, which was developed to help the unemployed get back into work, was the first of many that Neo are planning to roll out due to the [...]

OFR protects Scottish Castle

OFR protects Scottish Castle A team of fire engineering specialists from OFR Consultants have helped to deliver a fairy-tale ending for a stunning heritage property in Ayrshire. The new Endeavour Penthouse Apartment at the Category B listed 5-star Glenapp Castle Hotel was completed last month following an extensive £2m refurbishment and is now open to guests. OFR Consultants were brought [...]

ROCKWOOL offers EN tested steel protection

ROCKWOOL offers EN tested steel protection The versatility of steel, together with an increased requirement for high rise developments in our towns and cities, has escalated the popularity of steel as a construction material. Steel as a material is non-combustible, however, in a fire, will begin to lose its strength at temperatures between 400ºC - [...]

Tenmat advice on lightweight joists

Tenmat advice on lightweight joists Over the past 20 years the use of lightweight joists has grown dramatically, they are now used  in many timber supported constructions. They offer advantages over solid timber joists; low weight, longer spans and access for services. However, significant problems can occur when they are exposed to a fire situation [...]

ASFP releases new advisory notes on the fire protection of structural steel

ASFP releases new advisory notes on the fire protection of structural steel The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released three new Advisory Notes which offer guidance on the fire protection of structural steel, addressing specific concerns identified by industry. Advisory Note 19: ASFP Position on the Use of Critical Steel Temperatures above 650°C updates [...]

ASFP comments on the Building Safety Bill

ASFP comments on the Building Safety Bill The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the publication of the new Building Safety Bill but remains concerned about the length of time it may take to pass through Parliament, the continued lack of funding and support for leaseholders and the delay to defining product safety criteria, [...]

ASFP to exhibit at London Build

The ASFP will be hosting a Tall Building Fire Protection Area at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC on 28-30 April.

UL and FPA to develop new laboratory

UL and FPA to develop new laboratory UL has entered into an agreement with the UK’s Fire Protection Association (FPA) to expand testing and laboratory capacities in Blockley, Gloucestershire in order to enhance UL services in the UK. “This agreement between UL and FPA is the next step in a continued cooperation and will provide [...]

IFC Certification agreement with Applus+

IFC Certification agreement with Applus+ Settling doubts about the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark and what it means for the sale of CE marked products in the UK market, IFC Certification and Applus+ Laboratories have reached a bilateral agreement, following Brexit, ensuring both parties maintain a seamless transition of their fire safety certification services. [...]

Structural steel protection from Knauf

Structural steel protection from Knauf Knauf Insulation’s Fire-teK Beam and Column Slab is now available in a wider range of thicknesses and has been tested to BS EN 13381-4 for the protection of structural steel. “Structural steel is widely used thanks to its versatility, durability, and strength, but this strength can be lost when subjected [...]

ASFP to host theatre at the Fire Safety Event

The ASFP will be hosting a Tall Building Fire Protection Area at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC on 28-30 April.

New smoke leakage test rig for Warringtonfire

New smoke leakage test rig for Warringtonfire Warringtonfire’s one site testing solution, which enables door manufacturers to complete acoustic, smoke leakage and fire resistance testing using just a single sample at one location, has proven so popular that a third smoke leakage test rig has been added at its High Wycombe laboratory. As with its [...]

Synergy launches Firehub

Synergy launches Firehub Synergy Fire Engineering has launched a brand-new fire risk assessment app, Firehub, and it is set to make waves in the fire safety community. Created for fire safety professionals and facilities and health and safety teams, Firehub was created with the customer in mind. Firehub was created as an antidote to the [...]

Swegon grows Actionair damper family

Swegon grows Actionair damper family Swegon has added another model to its extensive range of Actionair fire and smoke dampers. The new ThermShield fire damper is designed to be a crucial component of fire compartmentalisation strategies in buildings. Joining the long-established ‘family’ of FireShield, SmokeShield and SmokeCommand products, the new ThermShield comes in square or [...]

Circular cartridge from Smoke Control Dampers

Circular cartridge from Smoke Control Dampers The SC-S circular fire damper cartridge is the latest product offering manufactured by RF-technologies for Smoke Control Dampers. The product comes complete with a finishing valve and fitting collar for ease of installation into fire-resistant suspended ceilings and for connection to HEVAC ventilation systems, with flexible ducting for supply [...]

Optimum firestopping for Factory No 1

Optimum firestopping for Factory No 1 Optimum fire-stopping division are delighted to be working on the latest phase of the Factory No 1 project, having completed all previous phases. The existing Victorian buildings, Consort House and Regent House, on Bedminster’s East Street, were originally built in the 1880s as offices for the Imperial Tobacco Company [...]

BRE offers expertise in training

BRE offers expertise in training Fire safety is arguably the most important aspect of the design, construction and maintenance of our built environment. It is in the headlines like never before, and the need for robust inspection and advice across all property types requires trained, qualified and competent professionals who care deeply about health and [...]

RPM International invests in Nullifire

RPM International invests in Nullifire Construction Products Group (CPG) has completed the second stage of a £20m investment package, designed to bring next-generation manufacturing capability and enhanced customer service to its world-leading brands. Part of leading global company RPM, CPG (UK) is one of the largest manufacturers of construction materials in Europe. Its portfolio of [...]

Applus+ offers ASTM duct tests

Applus+ offers ASTM duct tests Applus+ Laboratories has been issued the accreditation for the ASTM E2336-20 Standard of Fire Resistance Test Methods for Fire Resistive Grease Duct Enclosure Systems. This completes our spectrum of testing capabilities for fire resistance ducts in ASTM E2816 – 20a, BS 476-24 and EN 1366-1, -8 and -9. We have [...]

Fabsec FBEAM announces RAM partnership

Fabsec FBEAM announces RAM partnership Fabsec’s FBEAM software is the industry’s leading software solution for the design of plated cellular beams in ambient and fire conditions has added connectivity with Bentley’s RAM Structural System design software for buildings. With a track record of continuous development, to ensure FBEAM remains at the forefront of engineers’ needs, [...]

Level 3 Training Dates Announced

Level 3 Training Dates Announced We are now happy to confirm that the ASFP has released a range of autumn dates for its Level 3 Passive Fire Protection courses. If you are interested in attending any of the courses please complete and return the relevant form to Georgina at Georgina.Fennell@asfp.org.uk. There are limited spaces so be sure [...]

Branding refresh aims to enhance ASFP recognition

Branding refresh aims to enhance ASFP recognition The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has refreshed its branding to promote a cleaner and more simple design and to improve readability and consistency, as well as offering a more modern and versatile logo. While maintaining the ASFP’s iconic flames motif, the new logo features the flames [...]