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How to protect people from fire when designing a building?

Trade Access Panels

When you design a building that will be used by lots of people, like a tower block, you need to make sure that the building has the correct level of fire prevention and fire protection equipment. In instances where this isn’t the case, tragedies like the Grenfell Fire can happen. The importance of passive and active fire protection methods are vital for the safety of the intended occupants, but how can you ensure they’re going to be safe?

St. Vincent's Centre, London

Geberit Sales Ltd

St Vincent’s is a day centre and hostel, and Head Office of ‘The Passage’, London’s largest voluntary resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people. Established in 1980, The Passage provides resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to make lasting and long-term changes to their lives. Since its inception, The Passage has helped over 100,000 people in crisis. Officially opened in May 2016 by The Duke of Cambridge, St Vincent’s Centre has been recently refurbished providing an uplifting environment in which to help people transform their lives.

Chilly’s HQ

Zip Water

Chilly’s has plenty of experience encouraging people to drink more in their day-to-day lives thanks to the very idea it was founded upon; providing people with the ability to always have chilled water on-the-go without having to use single-use plastic bottles.

Rules On Extensions To Houses in the United Kingdom

Trade Access Panels

More and more people are opting to stay at their current property and to extend rather than move. This is down to several reasons, but on the most part due to the increasing cost which are involved in moving home. With the ever-increasing property prices this has pushed up the cost of Estate Agents’ fees and Stamp Duty – and it is the latter which can really deter people from moving.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, VIC

Classic Architectural Group

The headquarters at Elizabeth provides access to industrial, professional and legal representation, education and training facilities to over 81,000 nurses, midwives and carers. With thousands of footfalls expected on a daily basis, the infrastructure needs adequate consideration for easy and safe access to people of all ages and abilities. In addition, the entrances and stairs need to ensure safe passage for people during wet days, while keeping the facility aesthetically pleasing always.

Farrow Court, Ashford - Sheltered housing


Farrow Court, in Ashford, is a modern, vibrant older people’s housing scheme designed to enhance quality of life through innovative, thoughtful design. Built in two phases, Farrow Court will eventually comprise 84 care-ready apartments, an eight bed recuperative care centre, 12 independent living apartments for people with learning disabilities, a shop, hairdressers and therapy room, along with an Age UK Community Resource Centre.

Crown Paints helps put Hull UK City of Culture volunteers on the map

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

Crown Paints has helped celebrate the work of more than 2,500 volunteers who pulled out all the stops to help make Hull UK City of Culture 2017 a major success. Artist Julia Vogl has created an exciting space in the Humber Street Gallery in the heart of the city centre to capture the spirit of the people behind the event. Julia specialises in public art, creating visual spectacles that reflect people and places.

Kardinia Park, Geelong, VIC

Classic Architectural Group

Kardinia Park is a sporting and entertainment venue located within Kardinia Park, South Geelong, Victoria. The stadium is the home of the Geelong Football Club and has a capacity of 34,000, making it the largest capacity Australian stadium in a regional city. With hundreds of thousands of footfalls expected annually, the infrastructure needs to be built with due consideration for facility access to people of all ages and abilities. In addition, the entrances and stairs need to ensure safe passage for people during wet days, while keeping the facility aesthetically pleasing.

Stannah Platform Lift Spices Up Access to Old Bombay Ambience

Stannah Lifts

A Stannah people-moving platform lift is welcoming mobility compromised patrons to Dishoom Kensington, a London restaurant that rekindles the cosmopolitan romance of Irani cafés in 1940s Jazz Age Bombay. Filled with original period and bespoke pieces, this atmospheric venue calls on its access lift to escort people of all mobilities, from bag-laden buggy-pushers to wheelchair users, between ground-floor entrance to the bar / dining room with its Bombay comfort food and live jazz. Does the platform lift mirror Dishoom’s carefully curated design? Naturally…

Brentford Market Place

Marshalls plc

Brentford Market Place was one of the main areas scheduled to be redeveloped as part of a wider scheme to entice people back into the town centre. ‘Making the connection’ is a project set up to improve Brentford town, funded by the Mayor’s outer London fund. The aim of the scheme is to attract people to Brentford High Street, one of West London’s most historic and diverse shopping areas, by improving the public realm space and creating a new route for walkers and cyclists along the Grand Union Canal, between Great West road and Brentford High Street.

Pepenbury chooses EnviroVent for better ventilation

EnviroVent Ltd

Pepenbury, a charity based in West Kent that provides care and support to people with learning disabilities, has chosen EnviroVent’s heatSava Single Room Heat Recovery Units to improve indoor air quality, reduce condensation and enhance energy efficiency. The charity approached EnviroVent to recommend an effective ventilation solution for its residential unit which supports 70 people and is based in Tunbridge Wells. Following a survey by a ventilation specialist, EnviroVent recommended that each bedroom was fitted with a heatSava 150 to provide constant ventilation and improve indoor air quality by maintaining relative humidity levels.

Tiber Square

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

The Tiber Square project involved the renovation of a community space in Liverpool. It was inspired by a group of 14-18 year olds who are members of the Tiber Young People’s Steering Group (TYPSG). The group of young people were given the opportunity to improve their local area thanks to a 100K grant from a national scheme, which supplied funding for just 24 town centres or high streets across the UK. Artform Urban were asked to supply robust but inspiring picnic sets for the new community development. The products chosen were the Twin picnic sets from our Metalco range.

Eclisse supply the Lukas Koch foundation with Eclisse Hoist Pocket Door Systems.

Eclisse UK

Sliding pocket doors are hugely beneficial when designing new or refurbished accommodation for people with disabilities where inclusive design is deemed important. More than 30 sliding pocket door systems and 11 Eclisse Hoist pocket door systems have been installed inside the new building. The Eclisse Hoist pocket door system has meant that a hoist lift can be between rooms to transport the young people from one area to another. Three ECLISSE Hoist pocket door systems have been installed in the physiotherapy area and a motorised lifting system in the pool area.

Planters and integrated seats enhance station forecourt

Furnitubes International Ltd

The station forecourt has more recently undergone further works as part of a £700k scheme designed to improve links to the town centre, to help increase footfall and encourage more people to use rail links in the area. Hard surfaces predominate on the forecourt, with little opportunity for any in-ground planting beds. Norfolk County Council’s landscape architects chose RailRoad planters to introduce some welcome greenery to the area, combined with integrated Delta form seating modules to encourage use of the outside space as a meeting point and rest area for people awaiting train arrivals and departures.

Pro AV's Ultra Modern Workspace Fit Out

Evergreen Walls

Pro AV was looking for a beautiful and airy greenery fit out to compliment their brand new open work space in Frenchs Forest. The vision was "an environment whereby people are comfortable to chat, communicate and collaborate", says managing director.

Langdon Hospital Case Study

Dart Valley Systems Ltd

Langdon Hospital provides forensic mental health services for the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. The service supports people who, as a consequence of their mental health problems, have had contact with the legal system and require a safe and secure environment.

Extra care development, Cumbria

Spectus Window Systems

Parkview Gardens is a £7 million, 60-bed care facility designed for older adults, which offers specialist support for people with dementia. Key to provide ample natural light and outdoor access, to promote positive well-being in the residents.

Aga Khan Hospital, Tanzania - Icon Cubicles

Thrislington Cubicles

Established in 1964, the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam is a multispecialty hospital offering quality health care for the people of Tanzania. We are installing our Icon cubicles and Sentry ducting system as part of a new $40 Million expansion project.

1) Tesco roll out FlowControl to 1,100 stores

record uk ltd

Following successful trials, Tesco is rolling out record's FlowControl people counting, traffic light system to 1,100 stores across the country to comply with Covid-19 social distancing guidelines and ensure customers and staff feel safe during the pandemic.

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA

Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd

Adelaide Entertainment Centre was opened by the Government of South Australia in 1991 as a result of strong community demand for a suitable venue to host touring artists and entertainment. The Adelaide Entertainment Centre houses a multi-purpose arena facility with a capacity to entertain almost 12,000 people.

Accord Hospice

Gerflor Ltd

When the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley, Scotland, needed to modernise its Inpatient Unit, which offers specialist palliative and end-of-life care for people with complex needs along with support facilities for their families, the uppermost driving factors were infection control, comfort and aesthetics.

Shooting Star Children's Hospice

Zip Water

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, a charity which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, needed an urgent refurbishment within one of their hospices. The communal area at Shooting Star House, their hospice in Hampton, was tired and dated, and didn’t reflect the vibrant nature of the charity.

East London Arts & Music (ELAM)

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

ELAM is a world-class 16-19 Academy which opened in one of the most deprived areas of the UK. ELAM offers young people everything that they will need to lead successful lives within the music, games design and film and television sectors – the Recognition, the Access and the Relevant skills to become ‘Industry Ready’.

World Trade Centre Marseille

Amtico International

The World Trade Centre in Marseille is a multi-functional office space with a conference and business centre. With a daily footfall of almost 1000 people spread over the 2500m2 of the convention centre and 600m2 of the business centre, the new space at City Center Vieux-Port underwent a redesign and renovation to accommodate a busy office environment.

Loughborough University Collaborative Bench Seating

CPS Manufacturing Co LLP

CPS Manufacturing Co worked with Loughborough University on installing seating in five lecture theatres, encompassing 790 seats in total. One of the lecture rooms included installing collaborative bench seating for 86 people. Collaborative bench seating is a new style of seating that allows students to collaborate and complete group work.

NedZink NOVA - Bolton College STEM Centre

SIG Zinc & Copper

Bolton College has opened the doors of a brand new state-of-the-art STEM Centre to provide support for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The new 1800m2 centre completes the Deane Road campus and aims to increase aspiration and motivation amongst the town’s young people by offering different options following secondary school.

Premier Inn, Southend-on-Sea

Euroform Products

With amber and yellow Met Office alerts still fresh in people’s minds, ALD turned to Euroform’s Rendaboard when they were looking for a robust render carrier panel for their Southend-on-Sea Premier Inn project. What’s more, Rendaboard was also compatible with their choice of render: Jub’s Nanoxil, a thin-coat, self-cleaning silicone render.

SureSet help with “Get Busy Living” Project

SureSet Permeable Paving

The Matt Hampson Foundation was set up in December 2010 by Matt Hampson himself, this was set up to help people who have been injured in sport. Matt Hampson (Hambo) himself was injured whilst training for the U21s Rugby. Hambo sustained several injuries and it paralysed him from the neck down and now wears a breathing tube.

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