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May 2016

Dear XX

Welcome to our May edition of RedBook News.


Supplementary guidance on external fire spread

A new information paper (IP 3/16) supplements the guidance given in BRE report BR 187, External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances, to ensure that the guidance is valid for some of the newer features found in modern buildings. Read more

Middle East Regional Manager appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Gaynor as the BRE Global Regional Manager – Middle East. Edward will be based in Dubai and we will be establishing a Representative Office in the Dubai Airport Freezone. He will start work with us on 5 June. Edward has been working for Promat in Dubai for the last 6 years. He holds a degree in Fire Safety Engineering. After the office is established we will advise you of address and contact details.

Australia adopts British Standard for cladding fire performance

Australia is the latest country to adopt British Standard BS 8414, in the new AS 5113 standard for determining fire performance characteristics and classification of external walls of buildings. This adds to the growing international recognition of BS 8414 as a robust means of determining the fire performance characteristics of external cladding systems. Read more

Queen’s Award for LPCB approved manufacturer

Trimetals the manufacturer of LPCB approved secure bicycle and motorcycle stores, has been named as one of "Britain's brightest businesses" in this year’s Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the UK's most prestigious business awards for outstanding companies or individuals. The Award recognises Trimetals’ achievement in international trade.

Forthcoming events

NFPA conference and Expo

The NFPA Conference and Expo will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas on 13-16 June. We have invited VdS to join us on the stand in order to promote our agreements under the European Fire and Security Group (EFSG). More

FIREX International and IFSEC

A reminder that BRE Global will have Red Book Pavilions at both IFSEC and FIREX at London’s ExCeL on 21-23 June 2016 – Stand Nos. B160 and C1950 respectively. Experts will be on the stand each day to discuss listings and any queries you may have. There are still two spaces available in the IFSEC Pavilion at a reduced rate, for more information click here.


We are also heavily involved in the conference programme, with presentations taking place in the FIREX Expertise & Guidance theatre. For details of timings, speakers and presentations, click here.

Click on the map below to see where we will be promoting our Red Book listings in 2016.

Event reports

Fire & Safety India 2016

In April BRE Global attended Fire & Safety India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. At the associated conference, Sarah Colwell, Director of Fire Suppression at BRE Global, presented on “Testing and Certification of Fire Suppression Systems”. With fire equipment manufacturers from around the world exhibiting, visitors included fire officers (international and state), consultants, training institutes and major specifiers.


Pictured right are: Mr Mayur, Director, Fire & Safety Directory, Mr Kamil Hamid, BRE Global Country Manager – India, Mr Selvakumar, Executive director, Agni Controls and Dr Sarah Colwell, BRE Global Director of Suppression.

In the news

EAPFP calls for single, unified EU facade test

The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has urged the European Commission to replace the patchwork of facade fire tests in force across the EU with a single unified test. Read more


Welsh firefighters being stretched by false alarms

North Wales FRS has responded to 1,177 false alarm call-outs involving burnt toast and/or cooking since April 2013. Read more


For a list of LPCB approved domestic alarms please click here


New Red Book Listings

Tyco Fire & Building Products (Lubbock) ELO 231 added to the range of Sprinkler heads.

Ceasefire Industries Ltd CF Range of Portable fire extinguishers

Electrical Energy Efficiency FZE APS Fire Fire resistant cables

Syncoln Ltd (CFP702-4/SYN, CFP704-4/SYN, & CFP708-4/SYN) Control and indicating equipment

Prevent Systems AS Prev3exp & Prev5exp Water mist nozzles

J. A. Glover Limited ISO 9001 - LPCB

Gardner & Co (Kent) Ltd ISO 9001 - LPCB

Mavili Elektronik Ticaret Ve Sanayi A. S. Maxlogic range of Line detectors

AIR Fire S.p.A. Range of Gaseous system container valves and actuators

Fortress Glass Technology LLP BBS 1 & BBS 2 added to range of Hinged security doorsets

Assan Panel Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. CS Cold Store panels LPS 1181-1 cladding products used for the external envelope of buildings

SAXA, Inc Additions to the range of Visual alarm devices

Elmdene International Additions to the range of Visual alarm devices

LEONI Studer AG BETAflam FR-MI 90 Cable Multicore Fire resistant cable

El Sewedy Cables- Egypt (Egytech Cables) FIRE GUARD 1000 PLUS Fire resistant Cable

Keystone Electric Wire & Cable Company Ltd KEYSTONE Enhanced Fire resistant armoured cable

Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited HFP VA-RMV2 & HFP VA-WMV2 Control & indicating equipment

Design & Supply Limited Slimline Janisol & Slimline Economy 60 Hinged security doorsets

Beijing VSAIL Fire Protection Co. Ltd VI-6737 Alarm Warning Device

The LPCB Red Book listings are updated daily. To ensure that you are using the most up to date information please go to or use the Red Book App available for iPhone/iPad, Android devices and Windows 8 Phones.

Training from BRE Academy

Fire Research Conference

9 June at BRE Watford

Delegates will gain access to the very latest research information and the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from across fire-related communities. Read more

Timber Fire Door - Installation, Repair & Maintenance

17 June at BRE Watford
Correctly installing fire doors and doorsets and their on-going repair and maintenance is critical to the safety of building occupants. More

BIM Essentials

An online course providing delegates with a robust knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 maturity, which can be applied locally while still being consistent with the industry internationally. More


We have a number of promising career opportunities at BRE in our fire and security business including Scientists, Certification Managers, Inspection and Test Engineers. For a full list of vacancies, please click here.

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