Hospitality/Leisure

THE OWNERS of a Cardiff takeaway ordered to pay over £21,000 and handed suspended prison sentences following fire safety offences which included an absence of emergency lighting. The owners of Marmaris Kebabs on Caroline Street appeared in Cardiff Crown Court following multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order. During a routine inspection, fire safety officers...
Residential

A FIREFIGHTER who set up a downlight manufacturing company has spoken of the ‘light bulb’ moment that inspired him to launch his own enterprise. Bob Ward, who tackled many blazes in his years with the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service, including the Windsor Castle fire in 1992, was once asked to share his fire...
Emergency

A SHEFFIELD landlord has been fined £50,000 for a catalogue of breaches of fire safety standards, including the absence of a certificate for the emergency lighting. Although Naveed Hussain brought it an electrician in July to test and repair the fire alarm and emergency lighting his two adjacent properties in Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield, it was...
Residential

CONCERN IS mounting in the industry over the use of downlights in ceilings made with i-joists instead of traditional timber joists. I-joists – pre-made and pre-cut wood-fibre sections – have replaced traditional solid-timber joists in around 80 per cent of new homes in the UK over the last 20 years.  House builders favour them because they arrive...