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CASE STUDIES

1 - Chiltern Building

CASE STUDY 1:

CHILTERN BUILDING

SECTOR:  SOCIAL HOUSING

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Mulalley

Main Contractor:  Mulalley

Location:  Southend-On-Sea, SS2

Contract Value:  £600,000

Contract Duration:  8 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Installation of 140 front entrance doors plus communal fires screens and doors across 15 floors of 16-storey residential block.

  • Chiltern building is one of the tower blocks on the Queensway Estate in Southend-On-Sea which is benefiting from regeneration works.

2 - Du Cane Court

CASE STUDY 2:

DU CANE COURT

SECTOR:  PRIVATE HOUSING

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Dorrington PLC

Main Contractor:  Calfordseadon

Location:  Balham, SW17

Contract Value:  £500,000

Contract Duration:  12 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Upgraded existing front entrance door sets (originally 1930's doors) to the required FD30 standard.

  • Updated communal door sets to the required standard for smoke control.

  • Installed concealed door closers, ironmongery and frame smoke seals.

  • Internal trims removed, frames adjusted, intumescent mastic added to frame perimeter, ensuring gaps to perimeter of frame/leaf are 3mm (+/-1mm).

  • Planned an appointments schedule with the main contractor to complete 4 door upgrades per day.

  • On completion of door upgrades to be compliant, LFS issued certification under BM Trada maintenance scheme.

3 - St. George's Wharf

CASE STUDY 3:

ST. GEORGE'S WHARF

SECTOR:  COMMERCIAL OFFICES

SERVICES:  FIRE STOPPING

Client:  Berkeley Group

Main Contractor:  Homepride Building Services

Location:  Vauxhall, SW8

Contract Value:  £7,000+

Contract Duration:  2 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Compartmentation works to the restaurant area of the building.

  • Fire stopping works to various penetrations

  • Installing unicollars around soil vent pipes (SVPs​).

 

4 - Blue Finn Building

CASE STUDY 4:

BLUE FINN BUILDING

SECTOR:  COMMERCIAL OFFICES

SERVICES:  SURVEYS & FIRESTOPPING

Client:  Broadgate Estates

Location:  Southwark, SE1

Contract Value:  £6,000+

Contract Duration:  2 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Carried out a survey for compartmentalisation works needed in the £415 million, 16 level floor-to-ceiling glazed building.

  • Conducted a detailed, comprehensive fire stopping survey.

  • Survey included a marked out floor plan of all the areas of where fire stopping work was needed and a detailed breakdown for each penetration highlighted.

  • LFS carried out the works essential to the building, which included fire stopping over 1000 penetrations to compartmentalise the basement levels to the building.

5 - Crofton Schools

CASE STUDY 5:

CROFTON INFANT & JUNIOR SCHOOLS

SECTOR:  EDUCATION (PUBLIC)

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

 

Client:  Ridge & Partners LLP

Main Contractor:  LFS

Location:  Bromley, BR5

Contract Value:  £315,000+

Contract Duration:  12 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Time critical project with the renewal of fire doors to FD30 door set installs and overhead glazing replacements across two schools

  • Fire stopping across escape routes.

  • Replaced over 125 single and double FD30 door sets.

  • High level overhead glazing replaced.

  • High level glazing boarded over to 30minutes resistance.

  • Access entry system installed for main reception doors.

  • Partition walls constructed to 1 hour fire resistance.

  • 6 number doors upgraded.

6 - West Middlesex Hospital

CASE STUDY 6:

BANK OF ENGLAND

SECTOR:  COMMERCIAL OFFICES

SERVICES:  SURVEYS

Client:  Bank of England

Location:  EC2R

Contract Value:  £10,000+

Contract Duration:  2 weeks

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Invited to survey the entire building’s doors and fire stopping to determine which corridors and rooms need their doors upgrading and/or replacing.

  • Contract included a heavy vetting process to allow access in to the building.

  • Carried out a comprehensive survey in excess of 835 doors; mixed between communal, office, various riser and vault area doors.

  • Doors included specialist heritage doors and security doors.

  • Carried out a survey of all fire stopping works needed in all riser areas of the building.

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