Trenton Fire was acquired by the SOCOTEC Group in 2019 and has subsequently rebranded to SOCOTEC UK Ltd.

Trenton Fire rebrand

SOCOTEC provides an award-winning, flexible forward-thinking approach, as well as a high level of technical capability, to enable our clients to achieve cost-effective and practical solutions for the full range of fire safety problems. SOCOTEC Fire Engineering operates in Ireland and in the United Kingdom, with offices located in London, Bicester, and Letterkenny.

Our respected and experienced team of qualified fire engineers provides prescriptive and performance-based solutions for various sectors, including residential, heritage, health, commercial, education, transport, custodial and industrial. Our expertise and experience allow us to advise on all construction techniques, including structural fire engineering and timber frame construction buildings.

SOCOTEC's Fire Engineering services include: 

Fire safety design plan

Fire Engineering

Design Fire Safety Strategies

Design fire safety strategies contain an assessment of all fire engineering aspects to demonstrate the proposed design achieves compliance with Building Regulations: means of escape, fire resistance, compartmentation, active and passive fire safety systems, smoke management, external fire spread, access and facilities for the fire and rescue service, management systems.

 

SOCOTEC can support you with the following services:

 

  • Full design fire safety strategies and ongoing design support for new and existing buildings
  • Site visits and preparation of retrospective fire strategies for existing buildings
  • Peer reviews of fire safety strategies prepared by others
  • Timber structure fire engineering advice
  • Materials and testing fire engineering advice
  • Fire engineering design notes
  • London Plan D12 fire safety statements.
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Design fire safety strategies contain an assessment of all fire engineering aspects to demonstrate the proposed design achieves compliance with Building Regulations: means of escape, fire resistance, compartmentation, active and passive fire safety systems, smoke management, external fire spread, access and facilities for the fire and rescue service, management systems.

 

SOCOTEC can support you with the following services:

 

  • Full design fire safety strategies and ongoing design support for new and existing buildings
  • Site visits and preparation of retrospective fire strategies for existing buildings
  • Peer reviews of fire safety strategies prepared by others
  • Timber structure fire engineering advice
  • Materials and testing fire engineering advice
  • Fire engineering design notes
  • London Plan D12 fire safety statements.
Construction fire safety plan

Fire Engineering

Construction Fire Safety Strategies

Construction fire safety strategies contain an assessment of all fire safety aspects for construction sites during the various phases of work. These include:

 

  • Construction fire safety strategies and ongoing support throughout construction stages
  • Fire safety of temporary buildings and welfare offices
  • Means of escape from buildings under construction
  • Preventing the ignition and the spread of fires
  • Preventing external fire spread
  • Fire and rescue service access and facilities.

 

Ongoing support is coordinated with semi-annual fire risk assessments, supported by our highly skilled and experienced team. 

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Construction fire safety strategies contain an assessment of all fire safety aspects for construction sites during the various phases of work. These include:

 

  • Construction fire safety strategies and ongoing support throughout construction stages
  • Fire safety of temporary buildings and welfare offices
  • Means of escape from buildings under construction
  • Preventing the ignition and the spread of fires
  • Preventing external fire spread
  • Fire and rescue service access and facilities.

 

Ongoing support is coordinated with semi-annual fire risk assessments, supported by our highly skilled and experienced team. 

Structural Fire Engineering

Fire Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering

Structural fire engineering assessments can reduce the structural fire resistance of elements of structure and show existing elements of structure are still suitable to support the fire safety strategy.

 

Each individual problem is highly unique and will be assessed by our experienced team. 

 

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Structural fire engineering assessments can reduce the structural fire resistance of elements of structure and show existing elements of structure are still suitable to support the fire safety strategy.

 

Each individual problem is highly unique and will be assessed by our experienced team. 

 

Fire evacuation modelling

Fire Engineering

CFD and Evacuation Modelling

Through the application of CFD modelling, smoke ventilation systems can be accurately designed as the complexity of the analysis is much greater. By producing our own performance specifications, clients are afforded flexibility in the choice of system provider, allowing them to benefit from more cost-effective solutions.

 

SOCOTEC provides the following services:

 

  • Preparation of CFD models and associated reports
  • Peer review of CFD reports prepared by others.
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Through the application of CFD modelling, smoke ventilation systems can be accurately designed as the complexity of the analysis is much greater. By producing our own performance specifications, clients are afforded flexibility in the choice of system provider, allowing them to benefit from more cost-effective solutions.

 

SOCOTEC provides the following services:

 

  • Preparation of CFD models and associated reports
  • Peer review of CFD reports prepared by others.
Authorising Engineer Healthcare

Fire Engineering

Authorising Engineer (Fire)

The Authorising Engineer (Fire) will act as an independent professional adviser to the healthcare organisation. Required in the Healthcare sector, the primary responsibility of an Authorising Engineer (Fire) is to assess the existing fire safety strategies, make recommendations for the appointment of Authorising Persons (Fire), monitor the performance of fire safety management and provide an annual audit.

 

Our services include:

 

  • Preparation of retrospective fire strategies
  • Preparation of fire management plans
  • Preparation of annual audits.
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The Authorising Engineer (Fire) will act as an independent professional adviser to the healthcare organisation. Required in the Healthcare sector, the primary responsibility of an Authorising Engineer (Fire) is to assess the existing fire safety strategies, make recommendations for the appointment of Authorising Persons (Fire), monitor the performance of fire safety management and provide an annual audit.

 

Our services include:

 

  • Preparation of retrospective fire strategies
  • Preparation of fire management plans
  • Preparation of annual audits.
External Walls Fire Review

Fire Engineering

External Walls and EWS1 Forms

Our expertise, qualifications and insurance level allow us to provide cladding services for all types of new and existing buildings:

 

  • External walls desktop studies, incorporating recommendations
  • Design support throughout design and construction stages
  • Site inspections
  • EWS1 forms signed by a chartered engineer
  • Preparation of statements for the non-requirement of EWS1 forms. 
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Our expertise, qualifications and insurance level allow us to provide cladding services for all types of new and existing buildings:

 

  • External walls desktop studies, incorporating recommendations
  • Design support throughout design and construction stages
  • Site inspections
  • EWS1 forms signed by a chartered engineer
  • Preparation of statements for the non-requirement of EWS1 forms. 

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Please email us at firesafety@socotec.co.uk, give us a call on +44 (0) 1869 366 545 or use the form below. 

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