A government report relating to fire showed that 47% of all fatalities from fires in England were people aged 65 and above with the most common cause being overcome by gas and smoke. Based on this the elderly are 10 times more likely to die in a fire than young people. For this reason, it […]
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The importance of passive fire protection (PFP) is vital information for any business owner. Whether your company be private or public, passive fire protection could be the difference of life and death for the people in your building and life and death for your business if it were to be found negligent of fire safety […]
The impact of a large-scale fire would have devastating consequences to a school for all involved. Putting aside the unthinkable possibility of loss of life to staff and students, there are also logistical issues to consider including: dealing with the aftermath, loss of important school work, school closures, job losses and complying with investigations. Negligence […]
Another flag ship site for Highwood Construction in Westergate, West Sussex. This 60 bed assisted care development is progressing well with Broadsword undertaking all of the metal partitions, Drylining, Tape & Jointing plus the Floor Screed works. We are currently 2 weeks ahead of the issued programme! Keep up the good work!
Work on site for one of our valued clients Life Build Solutions begins today for Broadsword Screeding with the installation of RIW Blue Damp Proof Membrane prior to laying Xtratherm insulation and floor screed.
Great progress being made by the Broadsword team at the prestigious 68-bed Botleigh Grange residential care home. Despite COVID-19 related material shortages every team member is pulling together to make sure works continue to run smoothly! Photo Credit: Highwood Group
Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed his government’s commitment to using construction to help rebuild the economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. He has pledged to fund 40 new hospitals and provide large-scale investment in roads and rail projects. A statement from Downing Street said the government was committed to an immediate £5bn […]
Air sealing is the process of restricting air movement through tiny cracks and gaps in your house. When you run heating or ventilation in your home this builds pressure. If leaks and gaps are present it can transfer conditioned air to the outside reducing efficiency. Air leakage can account for around 30% of a home’s […]
Passive fire protection has been implemented since the 17th century. During the Great Fire of London, in 1666, it was proved that the wooden construction of the surrounding buildings had exacerbated the blaze contributing to the destruction of 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 52 livery company halls and obliterating the city’s infrastructure. In response to this, […]
Over the years, it has become more and more apparent that buildings need appropriate fire protection. This means a bit more than the usual fire extinguisher and smoke detection systems that people usually think about when considering fire protection. These two elements are part of a bigger protection system that are mandatory in buildings at […]