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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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire & Rescue Service Facilities - 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 the facilities required by the Fire and Rescue Service in case of a fire at your premises. As has been established in the previous parts of this series, many of these provisions are physical and should be taken into account when the building is at the design and...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Sprinkler System Installations - Part 25

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design industry, we have been looking at the use of sprinklers as part of active fire protection. In Part 24, the types of sprinkler system were considered, including wet, alternate and dry installations. Part 25 will continue from that point and cover tail-end alternate and tail-end dry systems and pre-action installations.While it is most common for outside temperatures to affect a...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - The Basic Principles - Part 1

    Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a provider of Fire Engineering services and producer of informational resources on the subject of Fire Safety for organisations and companies. Fire Safety for Healthcare premises is a blog series aiming to give guidance on healthcare-based standards and best practice in fire safety and will refer to and draw from sources such as the HTM documents, building regulations, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and other relevant regulations and standards. 

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Sprinkler System Installations - Part 24

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking recently at Sprinkler Systems. In Part 23, we discussed methods of water delivery to the sprinkler heads and ascertained that ‘wet installations’ were the most commonly used type of sprinkler system, meaning that the system is constantly charged with water, ready for operation. In Part 24, we will give an overview of alternate wet and dry...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire & Rescue Service Facilities - Part 4

    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 recently been discussing the nature of the responsibilities held by a building owner in regard to accessibility for the Fire Service. It was established that along with responsibilities to make relevant information available to the Fire Service and make the property available for familiarisation visits, there are some key elements which...

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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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