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Insurance repair specialist delivers festive fire warning

THE boss of an Edinburgh-based all-trades reinstatement firm is urging the public to stay safe this Christmas by taking extra care with electrical appliances...

Edinburgh residents urged to have their say on cladding proposals

EDINBURGH residents have been urged to have their say on legislation addressing unsafe cladding. The call comes after a Holyrood committee visited a building in...

CCG completes latest phase of fire safety measures in East Kilbride flats

CCG Group has supplied and installed enhanced fire door sets to more than 150 residences in East Kilbride. The work was carried out on behalf...

Free course aims to improve construction sector’s fire safety knowledge

CITB has announced that a free eCourse has been developed in partnership with Build UK and fire industry experts, designed to improve the sector’s...

Fire safety to be improved at two Fife high-rise flats ‘as soon as possible’

THE fire safety at two Fife high-rise blocks of flats is to be improved, following findings from a new report. A series of recommendations were...

East Kilbride homes to benefit from fire safety measures

258 East Kilbride properties are to benefit from new fire doors as part of a planned maintenance programme being undertaken across the town. CCG has...

CITB courses aim to improve fire safety awareness in construction

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is urging all construction workers to help improve fire safety across the industry. The training body, in consultation with...

Contractor upskills employees with bespoke fire awareness training

GRAHAM has invested in enhanced fire awareness training for more than 100 of its employees in partnership with Nullifire, a fire stopping solutions and...

New fire doors to benefit 600 South Lanarkshire residents

OVER 600 residents of multi-storey tower blocks in South Lanarkshire are to benefit from new fire safety measures. Led by South Lanarkshire Council and contractor...

New fire doors boost safety credentials of Cambuslang multi-storey

CCG has announced it has completed the supply and installation of 'high-performance' fire doors at a multi-storey tower block in Cambuslang. Undertaken on behalf of...

Firm creates senior recladding and façades role

INSULATION specialist ROCKWOOL has promoted Hedley Thompson to the newly-created role of recladding and façades sector manager. The firm described the move as the first...

New CPD educates on fire doors

GEZE UK has revised its RIBA-approved CPD, titled Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors. The completely revised CPD includes new visuals and updates...
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The importance of a ‘golden thread’

FOLLOWING London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, a review by Dame Judith Hackitt made key proposals relating to the reform of building safety. This has resulted...

Fire training exercises held at Highland homes set for demolition

VACANT council houses in Dingwall set for demolition in June are being used as settings for vital fire and rescue training exercises. The 12 properties...

Ex-Kier chief takes on new role at water mist fire suppression business

FORMER Kier Group CEO Haydn Mursell has been appointed as chair of water mist fire suppression business iMist following a £4.5 million investment by private...

Video series aims to stimulate debate on cladding topics

NON-flammable cladding specialist Vivalda Group has announced it is producing a series of videos to improve the construction industry’s understanding of issues such as...

Scotland: building and fire safety regulation post-Grenfell

By Rosie Gollan, Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson FOLLOWING the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing...

CCG completes Maryhill planned maintenance works

CCG has announced the completion of its latest planned maintenance contract for Maryhill Housing with the installation of high-performance fire doors. One of two phases,...

Thinking smart over fire safety

By Rebecca Goldsmith​, product marketing executive at MEDITE SMARTPLY WOOD panel products incorporating flame retardant treatment will slow down the development of a fire, allowing...

Linear Group acquires stake in fire safety consultancy

LINEAR Group has acquired a stake in fire safety consultancy Kyle Management Solutions, to create Linear Fire Safety (LFS). Based in the group’s Glasgow HQ, the...