About Fire Design Solutions

Whilst working as fire engineering consultants, Gerard Sheridan and fellow founding director Andy Riley, developed an innovative design for a mechanical smoke ventilation system.

This proved to be a flexible, high performance and cost-effective solution to smoke ventilation. After conducting substantial product testing and development the system was ready to install on projects. However, when Gerard and Andy were unable to find a suitable contractor to satisfactorily perform the installation. This informed the decision to set up Fire Design Solutions, as a specialist contracting company.

Our Senior Management Team

Nick Waterfield
Managing Director

John Harris
Sales Manager

Rachael Archer
Group Financial Controller

Simon Sheldon
Technical Manager

Barry Mills
Contracts Manager

Fire Design Solutions Aim

This innovative solutions-driven approach remains at the core values of the company today. Fire Design Solutions work hard to provide systems that achieve the highest standards of safety and building regulations compliance whilst also considering the client’s commercial objectives such as space maximisation and construction costs.

Get in touch to discuss your project today – 01322 387411

Our focus remains firmly on our clients, meeting their project needs for fire safety and delivering cost-effective and reliable fire safety systems. Client satisfaction is our key objective and this is illustrated by our growing portfolio of repeat clients and why we work with many of the UK’s largest developers and contractors.


At Fire Design Solutions we have extensive fire engineering and smoke ventilation experience on large and complex developments. It is this combined expertise that enables us to bridge the gap between concept design and delivering practical system installation.

Contact Us

For more information about feel free to call us on +44 (0)1322 387411 or email [email protected].

You can speak directly to our technical estimating team about your project today by e-mailing [email protected].