Another Fire in High Rise Accomodation Raises Concerns

In November (2019) another fire broke out on a multiple occupancy high-rise building; flames tore through a block of student flats in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Thankfully no one lost their lives however, two people were treated at the scene by paramedics. The incredible lifesaving work from 200 fire fighters and 40 fire engines managed to prevent another mass tragedy however, it begs the question, why are these buildings still covered in flammable materials? This situation could have been prevented; with … Continue reading

Aluminium Decking for Architects, Specifiers and Contractors

Introducing the World’s First Quick Fit, Slip Resistant Aluminium Domestic & Commercial Decking for Architects, Specifiers and Contractors We are extremely proud to have completed the launch of our new product range: Ali-Deck aluminium decking. Ali-Deck is the world’s first quick fit, slip resistant aluminium decking system and is expected to take the market by storm given last years’ change in fire regulations for high-rise buildings. Ali-Deck aluminium decking has a number of features which will encourage you to start … Continue reading

How the Fire Safety Regulations in High Rise Buildings Affects Projects with Balconies

Since Dame Judith Hackitt filed her report for the Government in May 2018, awareness has increased dramatically regarding the risk of combustible materials used in high-rise buildings. So much so that as a result, a new regulation was set in place on 21st December 2018 which meant that combustible materials will not be permitted on the external walls and features of new buildings over 18m high containing flats. This also applies to new hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding … Continue reading