Fire escape ladders and stairs repaired, renovated, supplied and fitted by Fire Escape Ltd.

A fire escape we built

Based in South London, Fire escape Ltd specialises in the repair, renovation, supply and fit of fire escapes. The proprietor of the business, Ian Cullingford, has been in steel work for over 20 years, concentrating on fire-escapes for the last 10.

Contact Ian Cullingford:

Fire Escape Ltd
Phone: 020 8665 6598
Mobile: 07712 892 875
Fax: 020 8683 0929
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I want a new fire escape - what do I do?

The repair of fire escape stairs is often cheaper than fitting new metal stairs. Metal staircases are often badly affected by corrosion, but this not obvious until a tread drops out of the staircase or we are asked to survey the structure. It is a good idea to survey metal staircases every few years. Often the first verbal stair inspection is free of charge. One area that is often overlooked is the requirement, particularly in a commercial environment to have good fire escape signs.

If you do require a new fire escape, the first step is always to talk to your local authority, who will be able to tell you what you can construct at your property and what are able to do under the provisions of the Building Regulations, which cover fire safety in all new and altered buildings. The local authority can also advise you if there are any planning permission issues you need to be aware of.

The next step is to hire either a structural engineer or an architect, who can engage a structural engineer on your behalf. Structural engineers oversee all aspects of design and construction of buildings, and will provide you with a general arrangement drawing, which is a definitive drawing of the space the fire escape will occupy, how it will be mounted, the kind of paint finish it will have and its foundation requirements. If all of this seems a little a daunting we will be more than happy to liaise with local authorities, surveyors, architects, structural engineers and fire authorities on your behalf.

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