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ASFP announces programme of free passive fire protection webinars

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars. 

Each will focus on a different PFP system, providing a detailed introduction to the main characteristics of each product type and explaining the product testing, performance and installation requirements. They will also introduce the ASFP best practice guidance related to each product – particularly the ASFP suite of ‘Colour Books’, which are referenced in the Building Regulations and provide definitive guidance on the full range of passive fire protection measures. 

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Modular Green Nationwide by Benfield ATT

Founded in 1995 to manufacture Swedish homes for Scandia Hus, ATT (Advanced Timber Technology) was bought in 2002 by Prof. Dr. Michael Benfield. Today, Benfield ATT uses DfMA ( Design for Manufacture & Assembly) to blend their extensive and rather unique knowledge of all forms of timber structure, building science and regulations to meet each client’s conceptual and functional requirements. 

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ASFP releases new advisory notes on the fire protection of structural steel

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a suite of new Advisory Notes which offer guidance on the fire protection of structural steel. The four new Advisory notes address specific concerns identified by industry.

ASFP Advisory Note 18: ASFP Position on Installing Partitioning to the Underside of Structural Steel Sections Coated with a Reactive Fire Protection System highlights concerns related to fixing partitioning directly to columns or beams treated with intumescent paint. It notes that fixing anything directly to either the column/beam will impede the intumescent paint from expanding and may allow heat to transfer to the steel, resulting in localised loss of strength and potential failure in the event of a fire. 

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New A1 fire rated non-combustible pedestals introduced

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater and drainage systems, have introduced a new range of A1 fire rated, non-combustible raised floor pedestals from Harmer to the website. For external balconies, terraces, roof & winter gardens etc. The new range has been designed to comply with the latest building fire regulations released in response to the Hackitt report, following the Grenfell tragedy.

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Broker launches new vehicle management division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the creation of its new vehicle management and leasing division.

Officially launching today (22nd), the team, known as MAF Leasing, will actively serve both consumers and businesses for the first time in the company’s history. 

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