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Smoke Ventilation System Maintenance – FDS at Your Service

As many building owners know, the maintenance of any element of their property is vital to maximise the comfort – and even the safety – of a property’s occupants, while also preventing the need for expensive repair works to be

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Houses of Multiple Occupation

HMO Licensing Rules

In October, new licensing rules for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) came into force. This extends the definition of a HMO and introduces new standards for minimum bedroom sizes and waste disposal. Following the success of the HMO rules introduced

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CQMS Accreditation

CQMS Safety-Scheme accreditation

This certifies that as a business we comply with the Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) Core Criteria for health and safety. This demonstrates compliance in a range of areas including our health and safety policies, safe working practices, employee training,

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FDS Provides Complete Fire Safety Solution For Saffron Square

FDS Contracting (FDS) has designed, supplied and installed its highly effective smoke ventilation and corridor environmental systems to Berkeley Homes’ Saffron Square development. Situated in the heart of Croydon, the 43 storey Saffron Square development offers contemporary residential apartments, convenient

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CFD Modelling for Smarter Fire Design

Understanding how fire safety systems will perform in practice is key to designing an effective solution. Techniques such as CFD Modelling (Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling) allow detailed analysis of the building and more accurate planning of systems. Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Construction Industry skills shortage is still an Issue

The Construction Industry Training Board’s Construction Skills Network Forecast predicts that employment within the construction sector will grow year on year until at least 2022. The projections suggest that we could see significant employment increases in the North West, South

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New Estimator at FDS

New Estimator at FDS Contracting

Lee Porritt, currently an Estimator at Be Safe Direct, will be making the move to FDS Contracting this August, fulfilling the same role. Lee Porritt joins FDS Contracting with a wealth of experience in customer services, knowledge of the systems

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Bijan Fard - Group Marketing Manager

FDS Contracting appoints new Group Marketing Manager

Fire Engineering specialist, FDS Contracting (FDS) has appointed Bijan Fard as Group Marketing Manager. Bijan will oversee all marketing activity across the group’s three brands, FDS Contracting, FDS Consult and Be Safe Direct. Bijan brings with him a wealth of

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FDS Contracting appoints new national sales manager

Specialist fire engineering and smoke ventilation contractor FDS Contracting (FDS) has welcomed John Harris to the role of Sales Manager, as part of the company’s long term growth strategy. John’s career has spanned over 30 years within the fire protection

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FDS Contracting is shortlisted for the Construction News Specialist Awards 2018

FDS Contracting has been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25m) category of the Construction News Specialist Awards 2018, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors

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FDS reaches 15 year milestone as project pipeline stacks up

Award-winning smoke ventilation contractor, FDS Contracting (FDS), is celebrating 15 years in business with plans to expand its service offering. Starting out as a two-person business, the Dartford/Kent-based company has now completed over £100m worth of projects across the South […]

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FDS Contracting appointed to luxury West London development

FDS Contracting (FDS), the award-winning fire safety systems contractor, has secured an order to design, supply, install and commission smoke ventilation and associated detection systems at a new luxury waterside residential development in West London. FDS – which counts a

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Smoke Ventilation Contractor, FDS appointed to Embassy Gardens

Award-winning smoke ventilation contractor, FDS Contracting (FDS), has been appointed to provide its systems for a substantial new residential development in Nine Elms, London. The Embassy Gardens project, which FDS was appointed to by the project’s M&E contractor, Cilantro Engineering, […]

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Construction Industry

What the Election Means for Construction

  Following any major political change there is always a period of uncertainty, and as uncertainty means risk, this can often cause a slowdown in the construction industry as major players wait for the dust to settle. While an agreement […]

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FDS Enhances Client Offering With New Contract Manager Appointment

As FDS Contracting continues to expand its offering and scope, we’re also bringing top new talent into the team to support this growth. The latest of these hires is contract manager Keven Truelove, who brings more than 30 years of

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ISO 9001 Audit Recognises FDS’ Continuing High Business Standards

One of our key aims at FDS is to continue developing our product and service offering to make sure our customers have the best possible experience when working with us. It’s one of the reasons why we receive so much […]

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Ventilation System Maintenance

Fire Safety System Service & Maintenance

A Fire Safety System plays a vital role in protecting a building’s occupants. However, while the correct specification and installation of a system is paramount, ensuring that it is correctly serviced and maintained throughout its life is of equal importance.

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Grenfell Tower

We wish to echo the words of our colleagues across the construction industry in sending our condolences to all those who have been affected by the tragic event at Grenfell Tower

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FDS Contracting to Provide Smoke Ventilation Systems for New Dartford Homes

An impressive new suburban residential development in Dartford, Kent, is set to benefit from the experience and expertise of award-winning smoke ventilation contractor FDS Contracting (FDS), following the company’s appointment to the project. Developed by Weston Homes, the Langley Square […]

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FDS Contracting King of the Urban Jungle with Lyon Square Appointment

FDS Contracting King of the Urban Jungle with Lyon Square Appointment Award-winning smoke ventilation contractor FDS Contracting (FDS) has been appointed to provide its systems and expertise for a distinctive new London residential development, from Redrow Homes. Once complete, Harrow’s […]

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Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Plans

A Renewed Sense of Purpose – Fire Safety System Considerations for Change of Use

Given the savings offered by working with an existing superstructure rather than building from scratch, it’s no surprise that refurbishment and change of use projects  are commonplace. This is especially true in heavily developed areas such as cities and town

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London Square Eastcote

Meeting Housing Demand – A United Approach

Released in February 2017 after a number of delays, the Housing White Paper was created to give the official Government line on how the UK could best address the problems found in the housing market. The overarching theme, as stated

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Smoke Ventilation

Fire Safety System Maintenance – Involving the Experts

After a project’s initial build or refurbishment is over, the main deciding factor in a fire safety system’s ongoing effective operation is how well it is maintained, so it makes sense to have this carried out by experienced experts. Beyond

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Residential Sprinkler Systems

Updated Sprinkler Specification Document Offers Guidance for Residential Projects

In many residential developments, sprinkler systems are essential, greatly reducing the chances of fatalities in the event of a fire, while also reducing injuries and controlling a fire’s size, limiting property damage. That’s why Approved Document B 2007 (ADB) introduced

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