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Fire Safety Fire protection in high density housing Graham Ellicott, Chief Executive of The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), discusses some of the key technical issues regarding fire protection in multistorey, high-density housing projects Issue 39 - Winter 2006

Fire protection in high density housing Sleeve solutions stop fire spread Manufacturer Tenmat Ltd have launched a new intumescent sleeve solution for all popular ceiling fans and vent ducts Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Sleeve solutions stop fire spread Life support for buildings Chris Atkinson of Domus Ventilation discusses the benefits of FireBrake, a scientifically advanced intumescent product designed to prevent the spread of fire through plastic ventilation ducting systems Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Life support for buildings Pay attention to passive protection The long term performance of passive fire protection in commercial buildings is key to ensuring they remain safe because the structure and the compartmentation must be able to withstand the ravages of fire for the prescribed time to allow occupants to escape Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Pay attention to passive protection Timber frame construction and fire protection As with other types of construction, fire protection systems in timber frame construction are paramount. Buildings in general, those that are constructed using the timber framing technique are also subject to Building Regulations. Issue 37 - Summer 2006

Timber frame construction and fire protection Regulatory Reform Order - a disaster waiting to happen? Under the proposed Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO), the onus for fire safety in existing buildings will shift to the ‘Responsible Person’ who carry out risk assessments and to act upon their findings, as well as maintain and repair the installed fire protection systems in the building. Issue 36 - Spring 2006

Regulatory Reform Order - a disaster waiting to happen? Be prepared for regulatory reform All people connected with the fire safety of buildings should be aware of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) which becomes law in April. Issue 35 - Winter 2005

Be prepared for regulatory reform Part B changes spark fresh dialogue In late July the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister issued the consultation documents for Approved Document B – Fire Safety with a closing date for comment of November 18 2005. These documents are available from the ODPM website (www. odpm. gov. uk) under Consultation Papers. Issue 34 - Autumn 2005

Part B changes spark fresh dialogue Boosting fire and thermal performance Of all the disasters that can hit a building and its occupants, fire is one of the most dangerous and devastating. With a large proportion of fire losses in public buildings being caused by arson, it is small wonder that insurance premiums are sky high. Issue 34 - Autumn 2005

Boosting fire and thermal performance Sprinkler systems: myths, tips and benefits The British Fire Consortium (BFC) is a trade association of more than 250 independent UK companies involved in the manufacture, supply and servicing of fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, safety signage and residential and domestic sprinkler systems. Issue 33 - Summer 2005

Sprinkler systems: myths, tips and benefits