LWF would like to keep you updated with our work plans due to COVID-19 and the most recent government advice.

It is our duty to you as our customers to continue to support you in these unprecedented times.  Our dedication to everyone and especially to our clients is our main priority and we stay here to help.

Our working practices have changed to ensure the health and well-being of the LWF team is at the forefront. Our office will stay open but as a precaution, many of our staff will be working from home. We believe that thanks to the excellent remote IT system this will allow us to continue working with you and be here for you when needed.

Please note that we will be arranging meetings by telephone where possible and face to face meetings both at our premises and yours will be reduced to minimum.

LWF will make sure to let you know of any changes to the business that may affect you during this period.  For any queries, please contact us on 0208 668 8663 or email

We will continue to offer you our full support during this time.

Peter Gyere

About LWF

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.

Please call 0800 410 1130 to make an appointment or to discuss your requirements.

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Category: Healthcare

Fire Risk Assessment for Healthcare Premises – Managing Fire Safety – Part 93

LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals aims to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 92 of Fire Risk Assessments for Healthcare Premises, LWF discussed the classifications of dependency of patients in healthcare buildings. In part 93, we look at how the Chief Executive should approach… View Article

Category: Facilities Management

Fire Safety for Facilities Management Personnel – Structural Fire Protection – Part 156

Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultancy whose aim is to give information on best practice in fire safety for facilities management personnel through this blog series. In part 155, LWF discussed fire and smoke resistant doors. In part 156, we will continue to look at fire doors…. View Article

Category: Fire Engineering

Fire Safety Engineering for Design – Fire Growth – Part 87

LWF’s Fire Safety Engineering blog series is written for Architects, building designers and others in the construction industry to highlight and promote discussion on all topics around fire engineering. In part 86, LWF looked at sprinklers and smoke detector sensitivity. In part 87, we will discuss the effect of sprinklers on fire size, before considering… View Article

Category: Uncategorized

Assessing External Wall Construction – EWS Forms

Assessing External Wall Construction The Problem Following the reviews that have occurred as a result of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire it has been found that the fire industry and the building industry in general, lacked the competence to ascertain how safe external wall coverings were. This lack of competence struck at the very core… View Article

Category: Uncategorized

Passive fire protection for Building Professionals – Part 20

In LWFs blog series on passive fire protection for building professionals and contractors and those with an interest in structural fire protection issues, we aim to give an overview of the important role passive protection plays in the overall fire safety provision of a building. In part 19, LWF began to discuss ducting, an important… View Article


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