Gunning London, the Chartered Building Company specialising in internal and external refurbishments, has launched a new division, Gunning Fire, to meet the increasing need for professionally installed fire door and fire stopping solutions.
Having achieved independent UKAS accredited certification from Bluesky in April, the division will offer fire door installation, fire door maintenance, fire stopping (compartmentation), and cladding refurbishment, delivered by their in-house team of installers. And as a member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), Gunning Fire will be responsible for the overall coordination of all fire safety projects.
Gunning London carries considerable experience in the field, having completed numerous fire stopping projects in the past as Principal Contractor. These include extensive fire compartmentation works for University of the Arts London; the installation of fire doors and fire break partitions for the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine; and fire upgrades to Fair Acres, a residential estate in Kent.
The division will be led by Richard Shatford, who sees this as a logical development for a longstanding company: “Much of our work over the last few years has been in fire protection and with so many educational, heritage and residential properties looking to provide the best possible safety measures, this new division will allow us to keep up with the increased demand we have experienced.”
Tom Gunning, Director at Gunning London, says Gunning Fire allows the company to put its customers first: “While we have a history of successfully completing fire safety works, we have never been fully autonomous to offer the service we feel our customers deserve. But as a principal contractor we will be able to ensure that all aspects of a project run to our high standards.”