Kemwell WeatherKem board now Category A rated for heat, high moisture and severe frost

Kemwell WeatherKem board now Category A rated for heat, high moisture and severe frost

We are delighted to announce that our Kemwell WeatherKem Fibre Cement Board has been tested and approved as a Category A board to BS EN 12467:2012+A2 2018 (Fibre-cement flat sheets: Product specification and test methods).

The standard defines this as for “Sheets which are intended for applications where they may be subjected to heat, high moisture and severe frost”

Kemwell WeatherKem is a non-combustible fibre cement board, combining weather, moisture and fire resistance properties with high impact strength and sound insulation.

It is primarily used as an external sheathing board on both metal and timber structures of all types of façade solutions, including; residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as, hotels, schools, and hospitals.

Fibre cement as an exterior cladding material is very durable, low maintenance and easy to work with on-site, especially when compared to other cladding materials. Fibre cement cladding is also extremely durable due to its water resistance and because it does not rot, warp or crack, even when subject to high heat or extreme cold. 

It is also resistant to termites, rodents and other pests. In addition, fibre cement board is non-combustible and is, therefore, fire-resistant and will not ignite when exposed to fire or extreme heat.

WeatherKem is especially suited to projects where quick construction, safety, cleanliness and hygiene are of high importance and is also ideal for use interior areas of high humidity, like swimming pools, spas and wet rooms.

 Now that WeatherKem is tested to meet the British Standard BS EN 12467:2012+A2 2018 as a Category A Building Board it provides total confidence and more assurance to architects, project managers, developers, contractors and clients that it is fit for purpose.

Due to its superb credentials, it will meet the complex and stringent requirements of the building and construction industry and provides the adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs to be easily realised.

WeatherKem enables a variety of finishes due to its smooth and adaptable surface for which can be decorated with minimal preparation. The panels can be finished with laminates, foils and paints using alkaline resisting adhesives, primers and coatings.  

You can specify Kemwell WeatherKem with confidence 

The Kemwell Fire International Ltd. Test Report reference is 191254 (QT-54623/1/GMB)/Ref. 1

 If you would like to buy the BS standard, you can do so via the below link:
https://www.thenbs.com/PublicationIndex/documents/details?Pub=BSI&DocID=322361 

DO YOU HAVE A CURRENT FIBRE CEMENT BOARD PROJECT?

or email at info@kemwell-fire.com 

Kemwell Fire and Woodwarm Stoves partner at Hearth & Home Expo 2019

Kemwell Fire and Woodwarm Stoves partner at Hearth & Home Expo 2019

We are delighted to be working alongside the high-quality stove manufacturer, Woodwarm Stoves at this year’s Hearth & Home show in Harrogate between 9-11th June 2019.

Woodwarm Stoves has both quality and safety at the centre of their operational ethos. This is one of the reasons why they endorse and use Kemwell FPL Fireplace Lining Calcium Silicate Board as part of their stove installations when a new or replacement wall lining is required.

On the Woodwarm Stoves stand (B10) you will be able to see one of their stoves with Kemwell FPL used to help make the installation look beautiful as well as being safe, long-lasting and HETAS compliant.

They will also be showing their exciting new Ecodesign Ready Phoenix Range, from 4kW to 8kW.This contemporary range of stoves exceed the minimum requirements for 2022 and are all approved for smoke-controlled areas. These stunning stoves are individually built by craftsmen in the heart of Devon and retain all the fantastic features of the original Phoenix Range including stay cool handles, ease of lighting and amazing controllability aided by the extremely controllable secondary and tertiary air systems.

Included in the range and on show at Harrogate is the easy fit Phoenix Eco Firebright 5kW Inset stove and the new sleeker designed Phoenix Eco Firebug – now 8kW.

Also, at Hearth & Home this year is their thermostatically, fan assisted Gas Fired Phoenix Stoves, available in 3, 5 and 7kW. Fully remote controlled, electronic ignition and stunning real flame effect fire. Conventional and balance flue options available. Come and see these beautiful and realistic flame effect gas stoves.

An open fire has historically been associated with a warm chimney and, on testing, it can often be shown that 90% of the heat from the fire can be lost to the chimney and the outside air. Woodwarm stoves are safe, single self-contained units which eliminate the waste and put the heat back to the room where it belongs.

All Woodwarm stoves feature an excellent air wash system. After circulating the stove, preheated air flushes down over the double glazed door keeping the glass perfectly clean at all times, even at low temperatures. Superior clean burn efficiency means that not only is more heat achieved on less fuel, but combustion products in the flue are also reduced, causing fewer flue problems. Reduction in pollution combined with more efficiency creates a really environmentally friendly device.

We are also at the exhibition and visitors will be able to discuss the new Kemwell FPL Fireplace Lining Calcium Silicate Board System on stand C31. 

 

Kemwell FPL is a safe, reliable and robust chimney breast lining system, specifically designed for stoves and cassette and inset fireplaces. The system can resist continuous high temperatures up to 1000°C and the board will remain dimensionally stable during and after heating.

To ensure householder safety, compliance with the required HETAS standards is vital, both in terms of product selection and correct installation. All components of a fireplace lining system should be compatible and fire safe. The Kemwell FPL calcium silicate board system is A1 non-combustible, the highest level of fire performance. Kemwell boards are easy to handle, transport and install.

Kemwell FPL is designed to meet Building Regulations Part J (Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems), providing homeowners, architects, developers, and contractors with adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs in the home.

Kemwell Fire International is a specialist passive fire protection company focused on the protection of life, buildings, and the surrounding environment by meeting the relevant regulatory standard and making life simple for specifiers and installers, as well as providing peace of mind to householders and businesses.

More on Kemwell FPL Fireplace Lining Calcium Silicate Board.

More information can be found on the exhibition at www.hearthandhome.co.uk

Job vacancy: Area Sales Manager for Fire Protection Boards in London

Job vacancy: Area Sales Manager for Fire Protection Boards in London

WE ARE RECRUITING!

Kemwell Fire is a renowned expert in the fire protection industry. The Kemwell team has many years of experience providing solutions to meet the needs of architects, designers, clients, and contractors.  Our extensive industry knowledge of the building regulations and architectural and installation requirements combine to position Kemwell as a leading resource of advice in a market where it is essential that good practice is adhered to and fit for purpose product is used. Our comprehensive range of fire protection boards, systems and products provide practical solutions for commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure projects.

You could become part of our team

JOB: Area Sales Manager
PRODUCT: Fire Protection Building Boards
AREA: London (within M25)
PACKAGE: Competitive

Due to phenomenal growth over the past two years, we are looking to enhance our external Sales team by appointing an additional person to focus on developing the competitive London market.

  • Do you have experience of securing specifications for commercial, residential and industrial projects?
  • Have you sold fire protection products before?
  • Can you demonstrate that you are able to sell to Architects, Developers, Designers, Consulting Engineers, Main Contractors, Specialist Installers, and deal with the distribution chain?

If this sounds like you, please contact us with your CV or call us for an initial conversation:

T: 0121 285 3155
E: info@kemwell-fire.com

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

    Visit Kemwell Fire at FM Ireland 5-6 March and find out about our exciting new product!

    Visit Kemwell Fire at FM Ireland 5-6 March and find out about our exciting new product!

    We are pleased to announce that we will be previewing an innovative new to the market Ventilated Cavity Fire Barrier system at the show. So make sure you visit the Kemwell team on stand F11 at the FM Ireland exhibition and find out more.

    We’d love to see you for a chat on your fire protection requirements, a coffee and one – two if you’re lucky!- of our delicious homemade cupcakes!

    FM Ireland

    On the 5 & 6 March 2019, Facilities Management Ireland returns to the RDS in Dublin.

    FM Ireland incorporates Health & Safety Ireland and Fire Safety Ireland and is your opportunity to see and hear the latest in New Ideas, New Technologies, Best Practice, Products, Services, Suppliers and Solutions that can help deliver safe and secure working environments that are cost effective and which add value to an organisation.

    As well as needing to be up to date with the latest relevant legislation (whether that be related to Health & Safety, Cleaning, Fire Safety, Working at Height, etc…) a modern Facility Manager with their team also have to address issues including Staff Well Being and creating an effective Work Space, which improves the well being of staff, this can have a direct impact on illness and staff retention.

    As well as addressing all these issues the FM Ireland Conference will also look at how new technologies will impact the role of the Facilities Manager and the delivery of services. Whether that be drones to clean buildings and windows, autonomous robots designed to cut grass or clean floors, smart buildings and IOT delivering information on how the workspace interacts with employees and occupants.

    Supported by the leading national and international trade associations visitors will have access to a multi-steamed conference programme which will focus on Facilities Management, The workspace and Employee well being, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Security, Energy, Cleaning and much more.

    The FM Ireland exhibition is the largest gathering of suppliers and service providers in the country. This is your opportunity to see, touch, and get hands-on with the latest in new products, technologies, supplier and service providers who can assist you and your team.

    All aspects of FM Ireland are free to attend. To register simply visit www.fmireland.com and go to the registration page. Those wanting to know more about how to participate in the exhibition should contact the FM Team on +44 1892 779992 or email: fmireland@stepex.com

    Benefits of attending

    • The complete event for those involved in managing, maintaining and operating facilities of all kinds.
    • FREE Exhibition featuring the largest range of products and services assembled in one place in Ireland this year.
    • FREE Conference content addressing your day-to-day concerns.
    • The chance to talk to real people about real products, problems and practice.
    • In-depth advice on products and services from the people who make and supply them.
    • The greatest single gathering of your colleagues and people from related disciplines.
    • Ideas, inspiration and answers, whatever your area of responsibility and working environment.
    • Meet the organisations who represent you

    Kemwell Fire International Ltd
    Stand Number: F11
    www.kemwell-fire.com

    Kemwell Fire International Ltd. is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of innovative passive fire protection building products and systems for the construction, infrastructure, transport, energy, industrial and commercial sectors. Working with architects, specifiers and specialist contractors, and with our specialist product range and application knowledge, we provide alternative choices in the critical areas of fire protection and fire stopping. From planning to completion, we expertly guide our clients during their fire, blast, impact, sound or moisture protection project, ensuring a fit-for-purpose and accredited solution is both specified and delivered.

    Our mission is to work with clients to develop creative but practicable design solutions which will help save lives, protect buildings and contents, and maintain vital services. All our products are independently tested and certified by Exova Warrington or BRE.

    Click here to register

    The Exhibition
    The FM Ireland Exhibition is specifically designed to bring Irish suppliers and their customers together face-to-face. As the biggest event of its kind, it attracts users and decision-makers at all levels from a huge range of industries. The Exhibition will include clearly-defined areas dedicated to Health & Safety, Fire Safety and other key sectors.

    • Meet the market in just 2 days at Ireland’s biggest FM event
    • Generate sales leads
    • Meet existing clients, and potential customers
    • Network with colleagues and gain insights into the market

    Click here for a full list of EXHIBITORS

    Conference Programme
    The FM Ireland Conference benefits from the active involvement of its supporting organisations, whose focus represent the various aspects involved in Facilities Management including:

    • Health & Safety
    • Facilities Management
    • Maintenance
    • Fire Safety
    • Security
    • Buildings Management
    • Procurement
    • Project Management
    • And much more…
    Kemwell Fire awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification

    Kemwell Fire awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification

    We are now ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified by NQA, a leading ISO certification organisation.

    By achieving this we are able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the quality management and environmental systems we have in place meet the specific requirements set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

    Each year an external audit will be carried out by a third party to ensure these systems are maintained and any non-conformance are noted for correction and continual improvement.

    Our decision to become ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified is a long-term and proactive one that not only anticipates the demands of our customers but also demonstrates a commitment to providing quality products on time and to always exceed our customers’ expectations on service to all current and future customers.

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. It assists companies in developing a management system that aligns quality with their wider business strategy. There is a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organisational processes that help improve communications, efficiency, and implementation of continuous improvement.

    ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and the most widely used EMS in the world, with over 14,000 organisations certified in the UK and over 250,000 ISO 14001 certificates issued globally. This helps to control companies environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.

    “We are excited to earn certification to ISO 9001:2015 and feel it provides additional assurance to our customers that we are focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” said Graham Buckley, Finance Director of Kemwell Fire.

    “The time and commitment we have dedicated to achieving certification demonstrate our desire to always perform at the highest levels of quality and efficiency. It’s essential to delivering high quality and customer-focused fire protection product solutions to our customers. And the award of ISO 14000 is in synergy with the benefits of many of our products which are designed to protect and reduce impact to the environment in the event of a fire. It is vital that our operations reflect and do not negatively affect the environment; as well as comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements; and continually improve.”

    “On both certifications, we worked for many months alongside Diane Rainsford of SQEA to ensure correct systems were established to not only ensure compliance but allow us to effectively focus on quality as a natural part of our daily activities. Her support, guidance and hard work were essential during this process.”

    Graham Buckley. Kemwell Fire International Ltd.

    Kemwell Fire International Ltd. is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of innovative passive fire protection building products and systems.

    Kemwell works with architects, specifiers and contractors, and with a specialist product range and application knowledge, provides alternative choices in the critical areas of fire protection and fire stopping.

    Kemwell’s mission is to work with clients to develop creative but practicable design solutions that will help save lives, protect buildings and contents, and maintain vital services. Kemwell products are independently tested and certified by Exova Warrington, BRE and UL.

    Our certification can be viewed here.

    Sustained growth results in Kemwell Fire adding to its internal support team

    Sustained growth results in Kemwell Fire adding to its internal support team

    Kemwell Fire International Ltd., the leading manufacturer and supplier of fire protection products and systems is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Perks as Sales Administrator. In the new role, Adam will support Kemwell’s busy sales and production teams.

    Due to sustained growth in the last few months, coupled the introduction of a number of new products, the appointment will now allow the company to progress with its plans for yet further growth as well as providing increased support and service to its customer base.

    Kemwell’s Finance Director, Graham Buckley commented on the appointment:

    “We’re delighted to welcome Adam to our growing team. He will manage the process of booking in and progressing jobs, liaising between the sales and production teams, to help keep customers as informed and up to date as possible on all issues regarding their orders, this is particularly important when product is going to site for project work. Adam will also be the first point of contact for enquiries, and support Sales with the provision of technical information”.

    Adam added:

    “I’m delighted to be part of a business which has such exciting future plans. I really enjoy working with people and being in a customer-focused role is the ideal for me. I have a number of years’ experience working in Internal Sales and Customer Service roles, including roles where a technical background in an industrial market has been required. I am aware of the different needs that Distributors, Project Managers, Contractors and Architects have and how important meeting deadlines and communication are to develop long-term relationships and trust”.

    Birmingham based, Kemwell Fire International Ltd. is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of innovative passive fire protection building products and systems for the construction, infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors.

    Kemwell works with architects, specifiers and contractors, and with a specialist product range and application knowledge, provides alternative choices in the critical areas of fire protection and fire stopping.

    From planning to completion, Kemwell expertly guides its clients during their fire, blast, impact, sound or moisture protection project, ensuring a fit-for-purpose and accredited solution is both specified and delivered.

    Kemwell’s mission is to work with clients to develop creative but practicable design solutions that will help save lives, protect buildings and contents, and maintain vital services. Kemwell products are independently tested and certified by Exova Warrington, BRE and UL.