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Rolton Fire

The Charles Parker Building
Midland Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8DN

tel: 0870 726 0000
fax: 0870 726 0222

At Rolton Fire we deliver complete fire safety solutions. Our approach to successful fire safety incorporates a full appreciation of the characteristics of users, processes and premises.

We understand the fire safety challenges that face the owners and designers of buildings. Our services address these issues with logic and innovation, whilst meeting statutory requirements. Our main role is to work for our clients so that they can enjoy the benefits of optimum fire safety combined with the highest standards of design, while working within realistic budgets.


Audits, Assessments and Advice:
  • Fire Safety Audits
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Specialist Advice

Engineering and Design including Alternative Compliance:

  • Fire Precaution Design
  • Fire Engineering
  • Design Checking and Validation

Strategy and Management:

  • Fire Safety Strategy and Management
  • Fire Project Management
  • Provision of Inspectors and Officers

Rolton Fire is an established part of the Rolton Group, which for the last 26 years has provided total engineering solutions for construction and facilities- related projects throughout the UK.

Our approach is underpinned by a rigorous management system that incorporates external accreditations for health and safety, quality (ISO 9001) environmental issues (ISO 14001) and  Investors in People. Innovation lies at the heart of much that we do and ensures that we share the benefits of leading edge technology and best practice with all our business partners and clients.

We have a wide spread of experience in providing fire advisory services within the public and private sector environment.

Members of our fire advisory team have specific experience of working across almost all industry sectors and have experience of the education, healthcare, retail, office and commercial, leisure, manufacturing, warehousing, telecommunications and automotive sectors. We have provided detailed design advice for specific elements of projects plus legislative advice and compliance checking for complete projects.

Project Examples

Malcolm Arnold House, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton
Provision of advice regarding sprinkler system specification and design in support of Rolton Group’s civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design services during the construction of a medium secure mental healthcare facility.

BMW Group, Plant 34, Oxford
Provision of means of escape analysis for extension to large automotive manufacturing plant.
The existing facility has travel distances generally in accordance with the Building Regulations. An extension to the facility was proposed which would increase travel distances to around 100m. Rolton Fire produced a study to assess whether this increase would compromise the means of escape. Fire load within the existing facility was assessed and analysis undertaken to ascertain whether all personnel can safely evacuate the space should a fire occur.

Wykes Engineering Company Limited, Rushden
Provision of fire safety strategy and fire risk assessment for meat and bone meal bulk storage facility.

Honda of the UK Manufacturing Limited, Swindon
Provision of fire strategy addendum for extension to large automotive manufacturing plant.
Proposed extension to plant extended the travel distances within the combined building. Rolton Fire produced an Addendum to Honda’s existing fire strategy including smoke calculations, performance specifications for fire detection and suppression systems etc, in order to justify the safety of the extended building.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham
Role: Provision of fire safety advice to numerous healthcare facilities within the Trust.
Overview: Provision of advice including Firecode compliance studies, advice regarding installation of cavity smoke barriers and fire compartmentation surveys both within the Children’s Hospital main site and within a medium secure mental health unit and provision of Fire advisor.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Provision of fire safety advice to hospital facilities team over a long-term on-going basis.
Rolton Fire has provided numerous fire safety advisory services including fire risk assessments and fire compartmentation surveys within the majority of the existing hospital building units. In addition, we have provided Firecode compliance studies to new-build projects on their site.

Duston School, Northamptonshire Schools Partnership, Northampton
Role: Provision of fire engineering advice to design team.
Overview: This project involved the compilation of a qualitative design review (QDR) of the Architect’s conceptual design of a new secondary school in Northamptonshire.

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