Households must replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years, finds BRE study

Households should replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years unless manufacturers recommend otherwise, according to a new study from Building Research Establishment (BRE). The research found that over a 12-year timeframe, a build-up of dust and dirt causes increased sensitivity…

A comprehensive approach to Façade Fire Mitigation – Free webinar series

International experts from Intertek, Warringtonfire, Siderise, BRE, Design Confidence, RICS, Saint Gobain, WSP and many more are joining hands for a virtual best practice approach to Façade Fire Mitigation. Presented in a series of four Modules the initiative is supported…

The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but have now plateaued. This first phase of a research study investigating fire fatalities and serious injuries in Scotland has identified the types of people most…

£1m sprinkler system will help preserve the world’s most famous warship for generations

It is the most famous warship in the world and for years reigned supreme on the high seas, terrifying enemy fleets as it hoved into view. The 250-year-old vessel led the Royal Navy in battles during the Napoleonic Wars, the…

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