Fire Testing & Materials Technology

Euro-class single burning item testing
Euro-class single burning item testing
Experience in the design of bespoke fire testing
Experience in the design of bespoke fire testing
Experience in the design of BS 476 fire testing
Experience in the design of BS 476 fire testing
  • Assessment of fire resistance performance
    With background as a Senior Scientific Officer at the Building Research Establishment’s Fire Research Station (UK), Dr Ray Connolly is experienced and qualified to provide advice on the fire-resisting performance to be expected of construction assemblies. For example, our assessment of in-situ doorsets, together with advice on upgrading measures where necessary, has been invaluable to designers restoring existing buildings and our experience includes work at Stormount Castle Belfast, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other listed fine buildings.
  • Review of fire test evidence
    We work with designers seeking to understand the validity and limitations associated with fire test evidence – particularly brokering between manufacturers, designers and approving authorities. We are respected as an independent expert in such matters and our input can assist in dispute resolution, as well as rationalising the extent of fire testing to be undertaken.
  • Fields of Application
    We work with a range of product manufacturers (including Kingspan Building Products and various fire door manufacturers) to address any gaps in their certification portfolio and to offer independent assessment (and documentation for approving authorities) to confirm the applicability of fire test evidence to individual site applications.
  • Advice regarding product development
    We are pleased to work with product manufacturers to advise on the best route to success in future fire testing, design of systems and certification options. We offer advice on the most appropriate route to market, optimum forms of certification, test laboratory competence and cost benefit.
  • Design of bespoke fire tests
    We are pleased to design credible and useful bespoke fire testing of materials and products.