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From 'The Big Smoke' to the 'City of Gold'

The ‘Big Smoke’

For our first outing as one “family” of brands Profab Access, Bilco UK and Howe Green will be heading to the ‘Big Smoke’ for London Build. Presented as the leading and largest construction show for London the expo takes place from the 23rd – 24th October at Olympia.  With over 200 conference and workshop sessions, 260 exhibitors and in excess of 20,000 pre-registered attendees it looks set to be a very busy couple of days.  Our team will be on Stand V20.  You can register for a free ticket for the event on the London Build website

The ‘City of Gold’

After the excitement of London, we will head off to another iconic city – Dubai. Known as the ‘City of Gold’, due to its staggering growth within one generation, Dubai plays host to the Big 5.  The largest construction event in the Middle East is taking place at the World Trade Center from 26th – 29th November. The event will play host to over 2,600 exhibitors and an expected 64,000 visitors! 

We will be joining some of the biggest names in the global construction industry and are looking forward to speaking to building services professionals from across the globe. If you are making the trip to Dubai for the Big 5 make sure you find your way to Hall 7 Stand: 7C289. Our Managing Director, James Fisher, and Jamie Smith, Senior UK & Overseas Project Manager, have drawn the short straw to man our stand at the Big 5! Register for free tickets.

Fire rated access solutions

We are all really excited to be on the same stand talking about our fire rated access solutions. Preparing for these events has brought it home to everyone just what an amazing proposition we now have to offer architects, specifiers and contractors! 

Profab Access is the only access product manufacturer to provide third-party fire certification guarantees across their range of riser doors, steel doors, access panels and loft hatches.  Given the attention and emphasis on fire safety in commercial buildings post-Grenfell this fire certification guarantee is a compelling reason to specify Profab’s access solutions. 

When it comes to fire safety Bilco UK has a longstanding reputation for supplying accredited and certified Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs), also known as smoke vents. When installed in the roof area smoke vents can provide essential ventilation in the event of a fire. Opening by sensors or remote control the smoke vents will exhaust smoke and noxious fumes. By installing smoke vents the risk of smoke inhalation, damage, horizontal fire spread and secondary ignitions is reduced and helps to save lives and protect property.

Howe Green manufacture a range of stainless steel and aluminium floor access covers with optional fire ratings. Depending on the type of cover a 1, 2 or 3-hour fire rating is available.  The fire rated floor access covers are ideal for installation in busy public areas such as underground stations and airports where the rapid spread of a fire would have catastrophic consequences.

Find out more

Being able to provide building services professionals with a range of fire rated access solutions for walls, ceilings, roofs and floors places us in a very unique position.  If you are going to be visiting London Build or the Big 5 please do come and visit us on our stand and find out more about how we may be able to help improve fire safety on your next project.  If you are unable to attend the shows then please give us a call to find out more – 01284 701696.

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The ESW-50REM CE Marked Smoke Vent from Bilco

The Profab Access 4000 Series fire rated riser door

The 7500 Series Aluminium Medium Duty Floor Access Cover with up to 3-hour fire rating from Howe Green

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