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Record trading year for Fire Design Solutions

Fire Design Solutions has won two Construction News Specialists Awards – and plans to build on that success with continued growth in the years to come.

Founded 2002

Location Kent

Specialism Fire safety system design and installation

Fire Design Solutions has been awarded Fire Protection Specialist of the Year in the Construction News Specialists Awards for the past two years, an achievement we are very proud of.

We are a privately owned fire safety systems design and installation contractor, offering bespoke and innovative approaches to residential and commercial fire safety solutions.

The founders of the business are also fire engineering consultants.

Most successful year

We took the decision to enter into the installation market 11 years ago in order to ensure the correct installation of the bespoke smoke venting systems we were designing, and 2012 was actually our most successful trading year, achieving growth of 27 per cent on the previous year.

Our customers are predominantly developers and contractors and we are proud to count many of the UK’s largest developers among our client portfolio.

“Having the Construction News accolades has helped to raise our profile within the industry and it’s also been a great boost to the team”

Where we add most value is by helping clients to achieve the best system for their individual project, taking into consideration a whole host of factors from aesthetics to space, regulation, safety and profitability, as well as ongoing maintenance and cost-efficiency.

In times of recession, price is obviously a key priority and we have continuously reviewed our offering to remain competitive.

Like many other SMEs or specialist subcontractors we’ve had to manage ongoing issues, such as skills shortages and prolonged payment terms, but we have sustained growth.

Recognition for team quality

Our team are without doubt our greatest asset, drawing upon decades of experience, and that’s reflected in the fact that we are a recognised advisory source for a number of approving bodies.

We continue to innovate and launch new products into the industry, our latest being an addressable intelligent control system with the ability to integrate fire safety systems into a single control.

We plan to expand gradually and steadily over the next few years, focusing on delivering our core services, continuing to drive repeat business and building new client relationships.

Having the Construction News accolades has certainly helped to raise our profile within the industry over the past 18 months and it’s also been a great boost to the team to have the results of our hard work highlighted in this way.

We are genuinely looking forward to 2014 and are positive about what it holds for the industry.

Gerard Sheridan is chairman of Fire Design Solutions

Enter the CN Specialists Awards 2014: deadline 1 November

Now in their 10th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards that recognise and celebrate the very best specialist contractors in the UK, highlighting outstanding work across 16 categories.

For more details visit

The awards are FREE to enter. The entry deadline is 1 November 2013.

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