Council launches £40 million lawsuit against contractors following retirement village fire in Crewe

Cheshire East Borough Council has launched a £40 million lawsuit against contractors over inadequate fire safety standards at a retirement village. Read More

‘Inadequate compartmentation’ revealed as reason behind Leeds student accommodation fire safety prohibition notices

Inadequate compartmentation was the reason behind prohibition notices served on five blocks of student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

Compartmentation failings in residential blocks built in 2017 as council faces up to £20m in remediation costs

A local council may be facing millions in fire safety remedial costs for relatively new apartment blocks, as Ron Alalouff reports. Read More

FPA unveils new compartmentation survey technology and launches insulation material identification lab

The Fire Protection Association has developed new technology for compartmentation and door surveys and expanded its testing capabilities. Read More

The single stair debate: One staircase or two in tall buildings?

The pros and cons of having just one staircase in high rise residential buildings was the subject of an impassioned debate in May. We report. Read More


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