Results for "fire safety in flats"


    • Phil Murphy

      Boxed in pipes or ducting that look a bit different might mislead

      ...lding conceals, or the cavity within it where fire, smoke and hot gases can trav...ration' issue with colleagues in the fire safety sector. They are finding that...en doing Type 4 inspections in blocks of flats, they are finding inadequate...

      • Phil Murphy

        This Service Riser cavity runs like a chimney through the building

        It adjoins numerous flats at every level, is not separated a...d not fit for purpose, it is a fire door and has smoke seals and...hree hinges (a requirement for fire d...ed the compartmentation and in flats where dampers of smoke, toxic gases and fire that are outside of the buildi...

        • Phil Murphy

          Still more boxing

          Prior to the addition of vent ducting and heating pipes, this ceiling wa...n, it makes it difficult to check the fire stopping and to carry out annual servicing of vent duct fire d...g goes through compartment walls into flats. The CDM coordinator misse...

          • Phil Murphy

            a small collection of pictures

            Showing some bad fire stopping, and some good fire stopping including intumescent collars and pillows.

            • Phil Murphy

              More boxing

              Further added fire loading on an escape route. Unless it is proven to be fire resistant board, erring on the side of caution due to the critical nature of means of escape, it is probably fair to assume that it's made of wood, chipboard or something similar.

              • Phil Murphy

                Another riser, this one is sealed

                This sealed riser contains gas supplies to flats. It hadn't been inspected for fifty at various levels they found the floor level separation had degraded and fire stopping had to be applied to...

                • Phil Murphy

                  A boxed in 6 inch pipe

                  Concealed within a wood-panel constructed surround, this...vel compartment barriers. A fire inside a boxed-in a void such...ecause: a) the possibility of a fire of this nature, in an &#...p;a particularly rapid spread of fire&n...FRA would establish whether fire...

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                    How to check your fire doors

                    A brief and simple guide. This check guide is only a brief visual check. To be fully sure that a fire d...d of intrusive check that can verify the compliance of a fire...

                    • Phil Murphy

                      An old heating system had a common flu that effectively formed a full height chimney

                      Most flats had the old warm air systems (located behind a door like this, identifiable b...aled and inaccessible cavity that travels unimpeded, vertically, between flats, from the first floor to the...

                      • Phil Murphy

                        On the far side of that full height riser is the bathroom

                        The riser serves more than one flat at every level, undivided. Over fifty years, the DIY...m ceramics are likely to not have understood the need to fire s...r itself)gives rise to the problems associated with fires...