Upgrading fire doors doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the aesthetics of the doors – as seen here at Queen’s Court Hampstead for @Clarion Housing Group meeting heritage standards!
Having completed fire door surveys at the 20-storey Ropemaker Building we have now been awarded fire stopping and fire door works. Works will begin today for Barry’s Locks – security building specialists. Ropemaker Place is an iconic, contemporary building which features on our city’s skyline and was designed by Arup Associates. We’re delighted to be assisting in keeping this beautiful building safe from fire.
Since being commissioned by Clarion Housing Group to undertake fire stopping and upgrade works at various residential sites we are successfully meeting challenging deadlines. So much so that we are delighted to be tasked with a further 70 lower storey blocks throughout London and the South East as well as the North of England. These extended works are due to complete with a 12 month period.
Ducane Court is an impressive Art Deco residential building which was once ear-marked by Hitler as his HQ for when he invaded England. Rumour has it that with some modifications this building was one of several that could be shaped like a Nazi Swaztika! We were commissioned by TH Kenyon PLC to undertake fire stopping and the installation of new fire doors. Due to the building being Art Deco (the largest of its kind) the residents were keen for the doors to not be replaced as they are suited to the style of the building. To try to meet the resident’s requirements LFS offered to test the existing doors for compliancy. They provided a specification and upgrade to an existing door and fire tested it next to a door without any adjustments enabling the client to have full disclosure of how these 80 year old doors would respond in a fire situation and giving them the option to upgrade rather than replace. The result was that the upgraded door lasted 10 minutes longer in a fire testing situation. The outcome being that nearly 700 doors will now be upgraded rather than replaced meaning the client has made significant savings and the residents have been relieved of the upheaval of door replacements.
We are busy undertaking new repairs and maintenance works for Clarion Housing Group throughout the Islington area. Our works at various residential sites include fire door upgrades, door renewals and fire stopping.
Clarion Housing Group is the largest housing association in the UK and we are proud to work for them, keeping their properties safe from fire.
Door surveys are complete for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham at 48 sites throughout west London. Our works are done at determining whether doors need to be upgraded or renewed. Sites assessed included the iconic Kensington Town Hall, Hammersmith Central Library and Fulham Town Hall amongst others.
We’re getting around! Due to the demand of works required in the south with The Guinness Partnership we are delighted to extend our services throughout the South East and South West for the Guinness Properties sector of their business. Works required include door upgrades, door renewals, fire door repairs, loft hatches and fire stopping works in Brighton, Basingstoke, Swindon, High Wycombe, Horley, Guildford and Dorchester. The Guinness Partnership provide high quality homes and meet a range of housing needs.
We are delighted to be approved suppliers and installers of Fireco products including the unique Dorgard a wireless fire door retainer that holds open fire doors, allowing them to automatically close on the sound of the fire alarm.
Following fire door survey works at Rye Hill Prison, G4S have now commissioned us to carry out fire door repairs and upgrades. Works will begin towards the end of this month. Our fleet of purpose built mobile workshops are proving to be ideal for carrying out works where a multitude of doors need to be worked on in a security conscious environment.
Further work has been awarded to us by G4S to carry out Fire Damper Surveys for 2 sites in Gatwick.
Since the beginning of August we’ve been busy doing upgrades as well as installing new fire doors and fire stopping at Brentwood Foyer and Messenger Court for Clarion Housing Group. We are due to complete this project at the end of September. We’re also doing door upgrades and fire stopping at Hanley Gardens, also for Clarion Housing Group – one of the UK’s largest house builders.
We’re scaling new heights at this skyscraper in London’s Tower Hamlets district. We are upgrading doors and undertaking fire stopping works at Streamlight Tower, a 24-storey residential building in E14. Works are on behalf of Axis Europe and will be completed at the end of August.
We are in the process of installing fire stopping and new fire doors in the basement of DuCane Court in Balham. This impressive Art Deco Residential building was once ear-marked by Hitler as his HQ for when he invaded Blighty. Rumour has it that with some modifications this building was one of several that could be shaped like a Nazi Swaztika!
We are busy working on the Family Mosaic Housing Estates in South East London. Works (which are for valued client Axis Europe) include repairs and maintenance plus passive fire protection and certified upgrade works. Family Mosaic are one of the largest housing, care and support service providers in London and the South East, managing approximately 26,000 affordable rented homes.
We believe this incident demonstrates just how our people have saving lives at the heart of their business;
Whilst working at one of the Notting Hill Housing estates, Alan Kelly House, on behalf of Axis Europe one of our team had cause to save one of the residents’ lives through his swift actions and the implementation of his first aid training.
One of the residents – a wheel chair user – suffered extensive bleeding whilst accessing the gates (it’s suspected that he damaged the arteries due to colliding into the wall). Our quick-thinking operative quickly identified the potential danger to the gentleman’s life and managed to apply enough pressure to the wound for the 45 minutes it took for the ambulance to arrive. Having lost 2.5 pints of blood the paramedics and the client were quick to congratulate our operative on saving the gentleman’s life. The resident is now recovering in hospital and awaiting a blood transfusion. We wish him a speedy recovery.
We’re delighted to be undertaking fire stopping works at 7 residential blocks for Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation Limited (KCTMO) who are responsible for the management of nearly 10,000 properties on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Building on our reputation for supplying only the very best, accredited materials we have recently established contracts with industry leaders: Stormguard, Lloyd Worrall, Nicholls & Clarke amongst others.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Certified Quality System ISO9001, proving we deliver a consistently high level of service. Great to have this recognised by this widely respected measurement system! Here are the principles by which we have been measured – and have been successful;
INVOLVEMENT OF PEOPLE
SYSTEM APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT
FACTUAL APPROACH TO DECISION MAKING
MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL SUPPLIER RELATIONS
The LFS team have successfully tested 110 traditional-style letter plates at BM TRADA for the Spa Green estate (located opposite the esteemed Sadler’s wells). This was in response to a request from the London Borough of Islington to maintain the original appearance of the letter plates. Nice to be keeping the detail traditional but safe!
All of our installers benefitted from further BM TRADA in fire door maintenance and installation this month. Our continual investment in staff training reinforces our position as specialists within an industry where training and skills acquisition are imperative.
LFS’s Director, Jim Hannon, is now an accredited and qualified Fire Door Inspector under the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme). As only 1 of 5 qualified fire door inspectors in the London area Jim will be welcoming enquiries from any businesses or individuals concerned with optimising the safety of their fire doors throughout London and the South East. FDIS Certified Inspectors are uniquely qualified to undertake fire door inspections. Not only have they achieved a Diploma in fire doors but they have also had their knowledge assessed by Exova Warringtonfire.
We’re pleased to have completed a time critical project at Crofton Infant and Junior Schools in Bromley for Ridge & Partners LLP. The renewal of over 125 fire door sets and glazing replacements as well as fire stopping and several door upgrades were completed on time and will ensure the children have returned to schools that have maximum protection.
London Fire Solutions are now fully certified under the Considerate Constructors Scheme. As this is the recognised benchmark for how sites interact with their community we are delighted to receive this acknowledgement. We have worked hard to meet the 8-point code set by the scheme – all designed to encourage performance beyond statutory requirements and all have an impact on the environment we work in and the people we affect.
Our fire doors play a major role in the fire safety and protection in various schools throughout London and the Home Counties. We’ve been busy inspecting, surveying and testing and in preparation for the Autumn term we will be renewing approximately 130 doors in at least 2 schools in Orpington.
We’ve also been asked to survey the safety of the existing fire doors at various schools within the Tower Hamlets area. Good to know that under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) these schools are ensuring procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of fire and thereby protecting their students.
We are delighted to announce that we are now the approved Central London installer and supplier of Lorient’s Intumescent products which are respected throughout the industry and are a vital part of fire door assembly. This marks an important development for London Fire Solutions, further establishing us as a supplier of market leading, innovative products which help to defend buildings against the spread of fire. Lorient Intumescent products are available from London Fire Solutions on 0207 237 0958.
We’re very excited to be carrying out passive fire protection work to two tower blocks for Kensington and Chelsea TMO. This marks the start of new working relationship with an organisation who look after over 10,000 flats and houses on behalf of the LB of Kensington and Chelsea.
We have manufactured and installed 739 half-hour fire resistant, Secured by Design front entrance and communal doors across 5 different Axis sites: Whitecross Estate, Pimlico, Henley Court, various Thamesmead sites and Rodney Road. See our case study on one of their sites here