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  • Come and Join the Team!

    Job Description Are you a recent graduate with a BEng looking for fast career progression in the exciting discipline of Fire Engineering? Innovation Fire Engineering are an established, independent fire engineering specialist. Shortlisted for ‘SME of the Year’ at Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber 2018, we are a small, expanding consultancy with a new...

  • Shortlisted for SME of the Year!

    Innovation Fire Engineering are proud to be shortlisted for ‘SME of the Year’ at Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber. We’ve been established for 9 years and are going from strength to strength, thanks to our values underpinning all that we do: Excellent Service – Innovation – Value Engineering – Teamwork Find out how we did...

  • Sweet Street

    Great progress on this scheme in Leeds by Dandara, the renown developers.  The development will comprise of 744 homes with spacious balconies on Sweet Street in the newly named ‘South Bank’ area of Leeds. The area is currently undergoing major regeneration and has excellent transport links. Innovation Fire Engineering are proud to be involved with all...

  • Arena Central, Birmingham

    Check out the great progress being made on the Arena Central project in Birmingham. The scheme has been designed to meet Birmingham’s growing demand for high quality city centre residential accommodation and grade A office space. The masterplan for the 9 acre Arena Central site incorporates the delivery of a 1.2 million sq ft mixed-use development set...

  • Happy New Year!

    Best wishes for a wonderful new year! 2018 has already got off to a flying start with Innovation Fire Engineering busy working on a variety of projects, ranging from high rise student accommodation to luxury care homes, mixed use schemes to education establishments and complex residential new builds and healthcare facilities. We continue to enjoy working...

  • Welcome to Ascot!

    Ascot Grange is now officially open! This is one of the many successful projects where Innovation Fire Engineering have worked in conjunction with Signature Senior Lifestyle and the design team. Comprising of studios, one bedroom apartments, a bistro, a restaurant, in-house cinema, a hair salon and a therapy room, our client wanted to ensure that...

  • An Alternative to Enclosing the Kitchen

    An open plan flat In the latest BS 9991 guidance on open plan flats, there is a maximum size of an open plan flat before the kitchen needs to be enclosed. The implication of this change is any open plan flats larger than this size, would now need the kitchen to be separated from the...

  • External Fire Spread to and from Neighbouring Buildings

    External Fire Spread to and from Neighbouring Buildings In a recent incident in China, two adjacent towers (16 storeys high) were engulfed in flames within seconds after the outbreak of the fire in one of the towers. Despite great efforts by the fire service, who spent two hours putting out the fire, unfortunately there were two fatalities and...

  • Extended Travel Distance in a Fire – How Far is Too Far?

    The guidance of Approved Document B (AD B) provides general recommendations for all types of buildings and you are deemed to have met the requirements for Fire Safety of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations if you have followed these recommendations. Consequently the conditions experienced in a fire situation in a building which has been designed to...

  • Winning Tenders

    Whether you’re an architect or a contractor developing a tender, you’ll want to ensure your bid ‘stands out from the crowd’ to win the project. On one hand, as the project is at tender stage, you might want to keep down the cost of developing your bid to minimise your losses if you’re unsuccessful.  But, on the other...

  • Timber Frame Construction

    With cost and sustainability being some of the key targets in the construction industry, it’s no surprise that timber frame construction is becoming increasingly popular.  For some companies it’s the preferred method of build and it’s easy to see why when it’s cheaper to build with and faster to construct, due to the lower impact...

  • Enclosed Car Park Smoke and Exhaust Gas Ventilation System

    In the UK, enclosed car parks have to be provided with a smoke clearance system to achieve 10 air changes an hour (in fire condition) and a daily air ventilation system to achieve 6 air changes an hour (ach). This can be achieved by one ventilation system operating at different loads. Although the standard guidance recommends...

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