September 2021 By Neil Ashdown CertFDI, FSIDip Since the tragic and horrific events of the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 the work of the inquiry has been widely reported and this month expert witnesses have been providing their final evidence. Failings around the rainscreen panels fitted to the external walls have been widely reported and all that saw it were astounded and horrified to see the fire spread up and across the outside of the building on the night of the fire.
September 2021 By Neil Ashdown CertFDI, FSIDip There is sometimes confusion over what is a notional fire door, is it the same as a nominal fire door and can fire doors be upgraded? In this blog, we will look at these terms to provide some much-needed clarity. The terms First, what do we mean when we use the terms Nominal, Notional and Upgrading? A ‘nominal’ fire door is a timber-based fire door that, in the opinion of the fire door inspector, can provide fire resistance perfo