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    GGF meets over high-rise laminate ban

    The Glass & Glazing Federation is continuing to press the government over its ban on the use of laminated safety glass in high-level balconies and balustrades. Members met this week by webinar after the organisation...

    New name for fire safety glass group

    A fire safety group has launched a new identity, Technical Fire Safety Group, covering the group’s trading businesses Pyroguard and Fire Glass UK and supporting them with corporate governance, legal and administrative matters. Technical Fire Safety Group...

    Wrightstyle wall system achieves dual directional EI120

    Devizes-based Wrightstyle has tested its WSL SR60 curtain wall framing system with Schott Pyranova 120 glass to achieve EI120 (120 minutes integrity and insulation). The test, by WarringtonFire, was carried out with the exterior building surface facing into the furnace,...

    Shelforce signs first major fire door deal

    Birmingham fabricator Shelforce has received the first major order for its newly-launched Fireshel 30-minute fore door, for 210 units for three blocks of flats in the city. The company, which employs a high proportion of...

    Choosing the right fire safety glass

    Pyroguard has launched a campaign to show architects, specifiers and contractors how they can create bespoke glazing systems through the informed specification of additional counterpanes without compromising on fire safety. UK Andy Lake explained: “We...

    Pyroguard Firesafe

    Pyroguard has introduced Pyroguard Firesafe; a new range of modified toughened fire safety glass. The range offers varying levels of fire protection (E30, EW30, E60 and EW60), with the coated range able to provide radiant...

    BWF partners with Open College for fire door awareness

    The British Woodworking Federation has partnered with the National Open College Network, an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation, to produce a two-day Fire Door Installation Awareness course. Working together under the Network’s SiteRight brand, the federation...

    Survey reveals massive gaps in fire door maintenance

    Over half (52%) of UK local authorities delayed maintenance and replacement of fire doors in the first half of this year and even more (60%) delayed routine inspections, according to information gained by Freedom...

    Ten-point closer guide for Fire Door Safety Week

    The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers has launched a new door closer safety checklist in line with building safety advice issued by the UK Government for building owners. The ten-point checklist is designed to help landlords...

    Get set for Fire Door Safety Week 2020

    The vital role of fire doors in the safety of a building have once again been emphasised by the organisers of Fire Door Safety Week as they prepare for the launch of the eighth...