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 - Gaseous Systems - Part 21

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management and who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, LWF has been looking at the different types of fixed fire-fighting systems. Such systems are placed in a building, or specific areas of a building, and might appear largely dormant (aside from appropriate maintenance and testing) until a fire is detected. The most commonly used fixed fire-fighting system is probably a sprinkler system,...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Suppression & Sprinklers - Part 8

    In this Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, LWF has been looking at the various advantages of sprinklers as part of a building’s fire protection arsenal.  In Part 7, we looked at the concessions that may be made in cases where sprinklers are present. In Part 8, we discuss how an understanding of the ways sprinklers can be used as per the prescriptive...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Suppression & Sprinklers - Part 7

    In this fire engineering design and risk assessment blog series for architects and others in the building design industry, we have been looking at fire suppression and sprinkler systems and how their use as part of a building’s fire protection plan affects the whole. In Part 6, we began looking at the potential benefits of sprinkler system installation on a design and will continue that theme in part 7. A suitable and fully-maintained sprinkler system...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Foam Systems - Part 20

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management and have a responsibility for or interest in Fire Safety, we have been looking recently at Water Mist Systems and how they first came into use for the protection of ships and their cargo many years ago, through to the present day expansion in their use to residential buildings and the resulting British Standards that were recently produced. In Part 20, we’re going to...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Suppression & Sprinklers - Part 6

    In this recent fire engineering design and risk assessment blog series for architects and others in the building industry, we have been looking at fire suppression particularly in relation to sprinkler systems. In part 5, we compared sprinklers to passive fire protection measures in terms of reliability when in use, as it has been argued that sprinklers are not 100% effective, which implies other measures are – they were not, of course.In part 6,...

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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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