Fire Solutions Bespoke to your Development
We regularly secure continued engagement with architects and developers through our fire service. Clients tell us this is a reflection of the quality and consistency of our service, backed up by our thorough understanding of this specialist area of work.
We understand that developers and architects need robust fire engineering solutions that will gain the necessary approvals from Building Control whilst, at the same time, respecting original design concepts. This requires a level of experience and creative thinking that not all fire engineering firms possess. Our wealth of knowledge and experience spans numerous sectors so you can be sure that our solutions are bespoke to the needs of your particular development.
When you Might Need a Fire Strategy
If you are carrying out a development (large or small) you may be required to gain approvals for the purposes of structural warranty. Part of that approval process will require you to comply with Building Regulations and produce a Fire Strategy Report.
A Fire Strategy Report assesses ways to prevent internal and external fire spread in order to be compliant with Building Regulations. This can be achieved by adjusting the size of buildings and openings, the distance between buildings and the use of non-combustible materials. The report therefore includes calculations to justify an architect’s design in areas such as smoke control and specification for materials.
For some buildings, Fire Strategy is an after-thought and only addressed after design is complete. As such, some of the client’s objectives can fail to be achieved because retro-fitting a Fire Strategy can have adverse impacts on design and costs.
We have worked on a number of buildings where compliance with codes of practise cannot be achieved. In such instances our fire engineers provide a range of options for our clients to consider.
Why Choose Us
Vemco Consulting is an engineering consultancy company that specialises in assisting developers (large and small) to gain the necessary approvals for their development through the planning and building control process.