1000 Projects

1000 Projects & Counting

 

We’ve had an exciting journey since our inception in 2002! Join us in our celebration of 1000 projects and see our history below.

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Innovative Smoke Ventilation Design!

Employing their fire engineering expertise, Gerard Sheridan and Andy Riley design an innovative 0.5m² mechanical smoke ventilation system
2002

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Fire Design Solutions is founded

Fire Design Solutions (UK) Ltd. Is founded by Gerard Sheridan and Andy Riley to provide installation and contracting services for their new 0.5m/2 mechanical smoke ventilation system. The company provides natural, mechanical and car park ventilation design, supply, installation and maintenance services.

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2002

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The London Office Opens

FDS opens their first office in London
2003

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First Smoke Ventilation Project!

Paddington Walk – FDS commences work on their first smoke ventilation project.

Free Download: Smoke venting brochure
2003

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The Company Grows…

FDS experiences rapid growth and number of employees increases to 30
2006

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The Greenhithe office Opens

Opens office in Greenhithe, Kent which becomes the head office for the company
2007

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Building Control Industry Awards 2010

Independent Systems Installer of the Year.

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2010

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J. Haffenden – United House

“FDS have been extremely helpful with all aspects of the construction process pre-construction and post, bringing value and buildability to the process.”

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Residential Sprinkler systems launch

FDS launch residential sprinkler systems design and installation.

Free Download: Residential Sprinkler Brochure
2010

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A new Managing Director

Managing Director, Nick Waterfield, joined the company
2011

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Fire Excellence Awards 2011 winner

Best installation company – active fire protection.

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2011

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KEY PROJECT

The Place, London Bridge March 2012 Aug 2013.

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2011

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CN Specialist Awards 2012

CN Specialist Awards 2012 winner

Fire Protection category.

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2012

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New Capital Quay

KEY PROJECT

New Capital Quay.

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2012

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10 Year Anniversary

FDS celebrates 10 year anniversary.

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2012

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Construction News Awards 2012 finalist

Specialist Contractor of the Year category.

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2012

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KEY PROJECT

Olympic Park Athletes Village.

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2012

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Hat trick of construction industry award finalists including:

  • Winner! CN Specialist Awards 2013 – Fire Protection Specialist of the Year
  • BCIA Awards 2013 – shortlisted for Independent Systems Installer of the Year category
  • Building Magazine Awards 2013 – shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year category

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2013

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FireSmart

FDS launches FireSmart

New fire safety system control panel!

Free Download: Fire Safety
2013

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1,000 Projects!

Appointed to 1000th project!
2015

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2015

Company Grows to 40 Employees!
2015

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Work with Fire Design Solutions

We have over 13 years of Fire Engineering experience to help you to reach your design ambitions adhering to strict fire safety standards, maximise rentable space and enhance the building’s profitability. Tell us about your project below:

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