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SOCIAL HOUSING

 

 

At LFS, we provide our extensive range of passive fire protection to the social housing sector.  Working with local authorities and housing associations across Greater London (and the rest of the UK), we continue to deliver fire safety solutions to social housing across the region and nationwide.

Fire Stopping Services For Social Housing

We deliver a broad range of fire protection services, which have been implemented across many residential and commercial projects. Among the more than 800 projects we have worked on, we have provided these services such as fire door installations and maintenance to various social housing projects (some of which are detailed below).

PROJECTS LISTED BY SECTOR 

Find out more about our projects sorted by sector:

 

LFS is a UK market leader in passive fire protection and the following projects are only a selection of the 800+ projects we have undertaken for clients nationwide. For more information on any of the projects listed here, please contact us.

SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECTS

CHILTERN BUILDING

 

SECTOR:  RESIDENTIAL (SOCIAL)

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.

QUEEN'S COURT HAMPSTEAD

 

SECTOR:  RESIDENTIAL (SOCIAL)

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Clarion Housing Group

Main Contractor:  LFS

Location:  Hampstead, NW3

Contract Value:  £10,000+ 

Contract Duration:  2 weeks 

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Queen’s Court in Hampstead is a listed housing association building owned by Clarion Housing Group.

  • Preservation society has an interest in ensuring the building is preserved and that any new developments or building works are sensitive to the heritage of the building.

  • Client expected to remove the existing doors completely and have these replaced with new fully compliant fire doors.

  • Preservation society wanted the new fire doors to be in keeping with the building’s heritage but this was proving difficult to provide.

  • LFS found a way to upgrade the existing doors, enabling them to be compliant and fully certified without them being changed for newer doors which might not have suited the appearance of the building.

CLIFTON ESTATE

 

SECTOR:  RESIDENTIAL (SOCIAL)

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Southwark Council

Main Contractor:  A & E Elkins 

Location:  Peckham, SE15

Contract Value:  £52,000

Contract Duration:  6 weeks 

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Installed frame armour systems to 66 front entrance doors and replaced leafs of these doors across 3 residential blocks.

  • Supplied and installed our own in-house designed steel frame armour section, renewing just the entrance door rather than the adjacent window, thereby saving the client in excess of £30,000.

  • Manufactured and installed the door leaf to the residents’ design and colour choice.

  • Fire tested a grooved pattern door for this contract, something that the leaf manufacturer hadn’t tested. This allowed us to increase the amount of design options without affecting residents’ safety.

  • Working with A & E Elkins to fit the new doors to the residents’ appointment requirements, installed up to 6 doors a day.

DICKENS ESTATE

 

SECTOR:  RESIDENTIAL (SOCIAL)

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Southwark Council

Main Contractor:  Standage & Co. Ltd

Location:  Bermondsey, SE16

Contract Value:  £532,000

Contract Duration:  6 weeks 

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Compartmentalised 12 residential blocks by carrying out fire stopping works, manufacturing and installing the intake cupboards and internal front entrance doors

  • Manufactured and renewed over 400 FD30 front. entrance doors, some requiring fire rating glazing

  • Carried out the necessary fire stopping works in the intake cupboards.

  • Renewed the intake cupboard doors to achieve compartmentation.

  • Renewed store doors, installed communal steel doors, renewed uPVC windows to side of front doors.

IRWELL ESTATE

 

SECTOR:  RESIDENTIAL (SOCIAL)

SERVICES:  FIRE DOORS

Client:  Southwark Council

Main Contractor:  Standage & Co. Ltd

Location:  

Contract Value:  £23,000

Contract Duration:  3 weeks 

SUMMARY OF WORKS:

  • Upgraded 65+ front entrance doors to be fire rated.

  • Doors were solid core, high quality security entrance doors but not fire rated.

  • Original estimate for renewal of these doors was in excess of £70,000.

  • LFS provided a certified upgrade through installation of intumescent fire and smoke strips into the leaf, upgraded existing ironmongery and installation of a door closer. Door leafs were also redecorated.

  • Worked across 3 blocks of residential flats to upgrade the front entrance doors.

  • Worked with the client to suit the appointment schedule that had been set out, installing up to 4 doors a day.