The Highlands, Barnet
My work involved making a survey of the 3-storey block of prestigious private flats to assess compartmentation, means of escape, the number of and type of occupants using the staircase, and the impediment caused by the new folding stair lift installation. My recommendation was that the means of escape was adequate and this was accepted.
Client: Barnet Homes
Chalybeate Lodge, Hastings
Resolution of means of escape problems in this single staircase lodge converted into 11 flats which involved the use of residential sprinklers.
4-storey house, Linton Crescent, Hastings
I surveyed the house and made recommendations for an active fire defence package because of the single staircase and other escape problems.
Client: private owner
6-storey block of flats, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex
Resolution of means of escape with existing single staircase
Callow Park Country Club, Derby.
Survey of building, advice on fire resistance of steel structure, means of escape, installation of fire shutters in bedrooms, hazard of falling glazing.
Client: Derek Latham and Associates, Architects, Derby.
Brierley Court Development, Hereford.
Assessment of fire resistance of unprotected external steelwork in 2 storey flats.
Client: Meredith Hyett Architectural Partnership.
Bellinge Housing, Northants
Assessment of central heating boiler fire risk to means of escape.
Client: Chief Architect and Planning Officer, Northampton Development Corporation.
Gordon Mansions, Camden
Comments on proposals for upgrading the means of escape
Client: Planning and Communications Department, High Holborn, London
BISF and AIREY Houses.
Advice on the relative fire risk in these steel and concrete framed houses compared with other forms of framed houses (taking account of wall cavities etc).
Client: Local Authority Housing Departments around the country
Mobile Homes, South Africa.
Advice on fire safety.
Client: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, 1978.
Caerau Hostel for Homeless Families, Cardiff.
Advice on fire resistance of floors topped with magnesite.
Client: County Architects Department, Cardiff
Frome Cottages, Lincoln.
Assessment of fire resistance of exposed timber joist floor.
Client: Shrimpton and Salmon, Ludlow, Shrops, 1978.
Pembroke House, Islington.
Advice on fire fighting shaft, especially the enclosure of the fire fighting stair and its ventilation.
Client: Green Moore Lowenhoff, Architects and Planners, London, 1996
Botany Estate Flatlets, East Sussex.
Assessment of fire risk of Plaschem rigid polyurethane foam ceiling boards and fire safety advice.
Client: Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex, 1978
4-storey houses, Singapore.
Fire risk assessment of four-storey houses with single unprotected stairway.
Client: Fire Safety Bureau, Singapore, 1995
IBIS Housing project.
Development and testing of family of lightweight housing components – intermediate and party floors, internal and external walls, party wall, roof and staircase – to meet regulatory and other requirements for structural strength, acoustic insulation and fire performance. (see Publications)
Client: Richard Thomas and Baldwin, and Pressed Steel Company.Share