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2019 Fire Protection Company of the Year

Posted October 28, 2019

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded this year’s Harry Marryatt award for Fire Protection Company of the Year! Thank you for all of your support and we would like to congratulate all other finalists for their hard work in such a vital industry.

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ResQ Window

Posted June 19, 2019

In the event of a fire, fire curtains are used to create a fire compartment preventing the fire and smoke from spreading throughout a building. This is an effective form of passive fire protection which neutralizes the possibility of uncontrollable flames. However due to the effectiveness of these fire compartments, building occupants and first respondents may have trouble determining where the fire is being held.

Introducing the ResQ window.

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Creating space with passive fire protection

Posted June 3, 2019

Large open spaces are a desired feature of any building within today’s design scope. However, open plan designs are often challenging featuring numerous safety issues. Open rooms often involve the removal of non-load bearing walls which often act as a fire barrier which compartmentalizes a room or corridor.

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How can BIM modeling improve your development?

Posted May 28, 2019

What is BIM?

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a process which is highly collaborative allowing multiple parties to coordinate the planning, design and construction of a building. This form of collaboration is most commonly used in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. BIM utilizes realistic 3D objects to create high quality 3D models which can be viewed by all stakeholders. There are many misconceptions surrounding BIM modeling. Many believe that this system is only used by architects in the design of a building, this however is not the case.

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HOW CAN MICROLOUVRE REDUCE STRESS AND INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY?

Posted March 20, 2019

At this point in time there are many distractions preventing us from completing our work. With the introduction of smart phones and the rapid growth of social media, it has never been easier to procrastinate. However, less known factors such as lighting and temperature often impact productivity and have much more difficult solutions as opposed to logging off and putting your phone away. We at Greene Fire have focused on developing a simple, cost effective solution to this problem. Read more…

SMOKE SAFETY: UNDERSTANDING SMOKE CURTAINS AND SMOKE LEAKAGE

Posted March 20, 2019

During a fire, most consider the flames to be the biggest risk for loss of life. However, it is the smoke that presents the greatest risks, as most fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation and not by the actual fire itself. Additionally, reduced visibility due to smoke may make it difficult for occupants to identify and follow exit paths for safe evacuation. A correctly designed Smoke Control system is critical for the safety of occupants in any building. Read more…

6 benefits of fire resistant glazing and aluminium framing

Posted March 7, 2019

Many believe that in order to create a truly fire safe product, you need to utilize the heaviest and most dense materials. This belief leads to solutions that are effective when a fire occurs however damage the comfortability of your home or building when there is not a fire. The use of materials such as steel and stainless steel, whilst effective, are highly costly, lack thermal performance and do not offer a wide range of design options.

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Under Pressure: Fire Curtains and Zone Pressurisation

Posted April 27, 2018

As the popularity of fire curtains as a passive fire protection method grows, the increasing number of fire curtain products on the market is a source of confusion for many. Often, the effectiveness of fire curtains is undermined by the inappropriate design of building services and incorrect specification of the curtains themselves. Read more…

Whitepaper: Optimise Passive Design using MicroLouvre

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Posted March 21, 2018

Optimising passive design is a growing movement around the world. adhd. It allows designers to create beautiful and functional spaces with as little impact on the environment as possible. Optimising passive design aims to maintain thermal comfort without the need for heating and cooling mechanisms. This results in less energy usage, cheaper bills and a healthier way of living. Read more…