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The FDS Group’s 2020 Overview

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, however, with only a few weeks until we begin 2021, we’re excited to share with you some of our major highlights from this past year. This year, we have taken direct

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New Additions to the Board of Directors

With the recent restructuring of the FDS Group to better suite it’s client’s needs, it was apparent that a new leadership group needed to be formed, with the intention to better influence the future of the group and its business

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A Message from our CEO and Founder

With the FDS Group now approaching its 20th year of trading and a largely expanded workforce in a cross division of business sectors, Gerard Sheridan CEO updates us on how the business needs to restructure to allow greater concentration in

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Fire Design Solutions are SCA IFC SDI 19 Certified

The path to improving competency and testing for smoke control systems is being set by the latest developments with accreditation and certification schemes. The SCA IFC SDI 19 certification ensures the highest industry standards are upheld. The SDI 19 certification

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The LPS 1014 Certified FDS FireSmart Control Panel

Achieving the LPS 1014 certification enables Fire Design Solutions to offer our clients the opportunity to negate the requirements of having separate fire alarm and fire detection systems and integrate these into a single panel, saving both time and money.

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Fire Design Solutions are BAFE Certified

Following the achievement of the LPS 1014 certification, Fire Design Solutions is now certified under the BAFE SP201 installers scheme for Fire Detection & Alarm Systems. This certification provides an additional level of reassurance and peace of mind when contracting

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The Requirements of LPS 1014

The LPS 1014 certification is an extremely exclusive certification in which only 1% of the UK fire alarm companies have achieved the requirements. Fire Design Solutions is proud to be amongst this small number and is delighted to currently be

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Why does LPS 1014 Matter?

The smoke control industry is undergoing a huge increase in the stringent regulations which firms and products must abide by. This is largely a result of ‘The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety” led by Dame Judith Hackitt

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The Benefits of LPS 1014 Certification

LPS 1014 is an extremely exclusive certification for the fire safety industry; as such, there are several benefits which are associated and transferred to the certified firm and ultimately the end client. Working with an LPS 1014 credited installer during

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FDS Group Remains Fully Operational Despite the Recent Covid-19 Crisis

First and foremost, here at FDS Group we hope you and your families are well and in good health during the ongoing fight against Covid-19. We want to take the time to reassure you that FDS Group are fully operational

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Covid-19 Business Operation Statement

As a support to your business, we fully understand the impact Covid-19 may be having.  However, we can confirm that FDS Contracting remains open and operational during the current Covid-19 issues across the United Kingdom. The wellbeing and safety of

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COVID-19 Statement

However, we would like to reassure our valued clients and customers that we are doing all we can to mitigate the impact as we continue to closely monitor the situation. We are following government recommendations closely and, as a result,

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Common Escape Routes

Common Escape Routes in Apartment Buildings

The previous rendition of the guidance was published in 2012, providing some much-needed direction in the industry, becoming the default reference document for many designers, installers and authorities in the UK. The purpose of the guidance is to provide recommendations

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Welcome – Dee Olajide

What is your background? Digital marketing. What was your previous role? Senior Digital Marketing Consultant What does your new role entail? Supporting the Group Marketing Manager with marketing activities including content writing, events, project work and other related marketing activities.

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Jas Singh

Welcome – Jas Singh

What is your background? Originally from the banking sector, I worked for Lloyds Banking Group’s Share Registration business where I spent 17 years working in various teams and divisions. My last role was Assistant Manager in the IT Network Operations

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Quantity Surveyors

Quantity Surveyors – What to look out for in smoke venting quotes

Fire safety systems such as smoke venting systems can be essential in ensuring the safety and compliance of any building. As part of an engineered approach, these systems can offer a number of benefits to a development, such as maximising

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Planning preventative maintenance

Planned Preventative Maintenance

Identifying and installing the right smoke control system is only the start of a long-term strategy in fire safety. Once this stage is complete, an ongoing maintenance programme needs to be put in place in order to ensure the system

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FDS Contracting

FDS are delighted to announce that we are now expanding our operations from London and the South East to the whole of England and Wales. Whilst we will be targeting all of this area, we are anticipating that the Midlands

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FDS Festive Donation: The Giving Tree

This year we decided to donate to The Giving Tree a local initiative that will bring some happiness to children who aren’t so fortunate. The Giving Tree is sited in Bluewater’s upper mall. It provides guests with the chance to

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Northern Expansion

Big Announcement – We’re Expanding Our Service Nationwide

FDS Group, a leading specialist in the design, installation and maintenance of smoke ventilation systems is proud to announce it’s expanding its services nationwide. This will allow the company to better service vastly developing regions, particularly in the North of

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Paul Hunt

Welcome – Paul Hunt

What is your background? Originally from the window and façade industry, I spent 14 years working for a UK leading façade ironmongery manufacturer supplying to distributors, systems companies and manufacturers within Italy across to Eastern Europe, north to Russia and

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Mike Starr

Welcome – Mike Starr

What is your background? I have a Bachelor’s degree from Lancaster University, and since graduating have worked in sales roles for almost 14 years now. I’ve been involved in the fire safety industry for more than 8 years in total,

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Mental health awareness

Mental Health Awareness

This was the bold message conveyed to FDS Group employees by David Keen of Kentec Training Limited at a recent First Aid for Mental Health presentation. Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave, with anxiety and depression

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Controlling Smoke for a Clearer Future

Over the last two years since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, all of us in the construction industry will have seen, experienced and felt the first steps of change in the approach to the design, construction and management […]

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