Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR8 5NH

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

About Lawrence Webster Forrest

LWF was established in 1986 and has serviced in excess of 6,000 fire engineering and fire risk management projects to date including the Palace of Westminster, the British Museum and Eton College. 

We have worked on fire engineering projects and fire risk assessments in a wide variety of sectors and invite you to view our list of clients and look in more detail at our projects and case studies.

LWF approaches each custom project with a high level of professionalism and creativity to offer you the highest standards of fire safety design. 

Every fire engineering solution we work on can offer the following benefits:

  • High standards of fire safety design using the latest developments in fire engineering technology and the application of fire safety standards
  • Input into the basis of design, especially for major building projects, which cannot be designed using present technical guidance and legislation
  • Help to overcome design constraints imposed by prescriptive regulations and codes
  • Determination of how safe buildings are by allowing a comparison of safety levels for alternative designs
  • The facilitation of more cost-effective design whilst maintaining fire safety levels
  • The management of fire safety for a building’s entire life cycle.

 LWF is happy to become involved with any fire engineering project at any time in its progression, but recommend the financial benefits of early involvement, which often prevents costly delays and design changes later in development.

At LWF, complete fire safety services are about so much more than satisfying the Local Building Control Officer and Fire Brigade, although that is important.  Our aim is to satisfy our clients and continue to build long-lasting working relationships.

Clients are welcome to visit us at our offices in Kenley, Surrey. Please call to make an appointment or to discuss your requirements 020 8668 8663.


 

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Halocarbon Agents - Part 12

    In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at Fire Suppression and most recently, gaseous systems. In part 11, we looked at the effect of gases on the environment and in part 12, we’ll discuss halocarbon agents and inert agents before touching on water mist systems.Halocarbon agentsHalocarbon agents were developed as a viable alternative to halons after the substance was banned for...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Thermoplastic Materials - Part 31

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, the aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 30, we discussed the potential for internal fire spread and in part 31, we take a look at the use of thermoplastic materials in roof lights and lighting diffusers.In part 30, the national and European classifications for linings within spaces contained in healthcare buildings were detailed. The...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Taking action upon finding a fire - Part 5

    In LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, or who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at fire procedures; who they are written for and how they should be written.  Parts 3 and 4 of this series looked at summoning the fire service to a fire and in part 5, we look at what other action should be taken upon fire discovery.The issue of...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Internal Fire Spread - Part 30

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, the aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 29 of this series, we looked at plant areas and how they should be designed with safe evacuation in mind. In part 30, we discuss the potential for fire to spread through internal walls and how this...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Agents used in Gaseous Systems - Part 11

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering and Risk Assessment blog series for architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at gaseous systems as a method of fire suppression. In part 10 of this series, the required configuration of gaseous systems was outlined and in part 11, the agents used in such systems will be discussed from the point of view of safety and the environment.After the banning of halon 1301 for...

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Case Studies

The Wohl Neuroscience Institute - Fire Safety, Strategy & Engineering
Key Facts: Client: King’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute Project Manager: MACE Ltd Designers: Devereux Architects/Allies and Morrison Approximate Size: 7,400m2 Description of the Project:...

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General Bulletins

Fire - The External Risk
When we consider fire safety, our focus is normally from within, what can we do to prevent the occurrence of fire and how we can limit its damage.  Whilst this is the correct stance to take, we m...

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Technical Bulletins

Evacuation Modelling - Factor in Human Behaviour
Evacuation of buildings can be analyzed in different ways. Approved Document B (ADB) which provides guidance on meeting the requirements of the England and Wales Building Regulations with regard to fi...

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