Sprinkler system modifications in a food takeaway in the City of London

I was asked to give advice on the possible utilisation of an existing sprinkler system in the ground storey of the six-storey building in prestigious Leadenhall Street in the City of London being refurbished as a fast food takeaway. The refurbishment contractor (my client) had removed a suspended ceiling which was previously used to locate the sprinkler system spray heads. The heads were connected to the distribution pipework by flexible helical steel pipe connections called Flexi-drops and on the day of ...

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Fireplace modifications in a block of flats in Judd Street near Euston, London WC.

The client, owner of the flat in question, had removed a 2m wide traditional brick chimney breast to gain space in the small rented flat. A structural steel ‘box’ frame had been installed to provide load transfer from chimneys above the flat  and this steelwork had been clad with fire protecting board. Several uninsulated stainless steel flues had been used to connect traditional brick flues in flats below and above, and the floor and ceiling had been properly fire stopped ...

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