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by hammer1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Latest on fire doors tests
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Latest on fire doors tests

Hot off the press from MHCLG, not good news I am afraid troops, not good at all................ The testing programme on composite door sets has been suspended, as to date none of the doors tested have met performance standards, as such the team have drawn the conclusion that there is a “systemic pr...
by hammer1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire England website proposals
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Fire England website proposals

As part of Government’s approach to fire safety, there is a plan to launch a “Fire England” website. Deadline for feedback is Monday 27th August. You can submit individual feedback on the pages on the beta website here: www.fireengland.uk


https://fireengland.uk/
by hammer1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Domestic smoke alarms
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Domestic smoke alarms

..... and there we have it ladies and gentleman. This is the wonderful workd of fire safety. Three replies and two different views!! 2 x perhaps and 1 x 8 don't think so. I am being unfair as all 3 of us are saying it's possible, but only to cover very low risks. I did a hairdressing salon which ha...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Audibility Test
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Audibility Test

Hi all, Yes we have the alarms serviced twice a year and all are certified. I have gone back to the company asking for more information regarding this as we have 230 venues each with a completed FRA and this is the first time I have came across a comment like this. Their reply was don't worry about...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: When required building control approval and when not
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: When required building control approval and when not

Got to agree with Messy. But run it directly past the LA Building Control, not one of these 'Consultant' type companies that can do BC work, because you can guarantee that if the LA don't agree, the private company will wriggle until it's not their fault they got it wrong. Of course, an alternative...
by hammer1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: When required building control approval and when not
Replies: 3
Views: 344

When required building control approval and when not

Got a quick one folks Got a high rise 60s block with the old type natural ventilation smoke shaft in the flats lobby that serves all floors, obviously now it is known smoke drops when cold, there is risk of smoke spread. However as this is an original structure feature for fire, should it fall under...
by hammer1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Comm
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing,

Hammer Are you able to summarise what views you have in relation to the ADB consultation? I don't deal with residential premises in my role and I am aware that this is an area where you are heavily committed. Although you have to be sceptical of any Govt statement (this one says the Gifts response ...
by hammer1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Comm
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing,

As you know mate, primary legislation will take 2-4 years to get through Parliament. However doesn't stop us moving now. However we have key stages before that, mainly; Conclusion on the recent consultations re cladding/desktop study etc Conclusion of the ADB consultation Conclusion of the recommend...
by hammer1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Comm
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Grenfell Update: Written Statement made 19 July 2018 by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Comm

Honourable Members will have been moved by the strength, courage and dignity demonstrated by those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during the commemoration that took place last month marking one year on. I wanted to update the House before the summer recess on the critical work the Government is...
by hammer1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: ADB Part B - Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 401

ADB Part B - Consultation

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fire-safety-clarification-of-statutory-guidance-approved-document-b Draft versions, they moved flats into the residential version, interesting to see a difference in text to the external fire spread sections?? Still says 30m and above for sprinklers, not 1...
by hammer1
Sat May 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report
Replies: 3
Views: 697

independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report

No doubt all are aware, but just in case please see link below, been manic since Thursday....


https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... nal-report

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by hammer1
Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block
Replies: 108
Views: 45316

Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

I understand the review final report will be published end of next week to the public

It has already been circulated to certain sector bodies

 

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