Edinburgh Fire Consultants


About Edinburgh Fire Consultants

Picture of Roman aqueduct, southern Spain.Welcome. Edinburgh Fire Consultants was Incorporated as a company in Scotland in the Summer of 1994. The main activity of Edinburgh Fire Consultants is fire safety in buildings. The scope of the work undertaken and the tasks carried out by the company since 1994 and by the Principal Consultant, Dr. Eric W. Marchant, since 1971 have varied widely. The portfolio details aspects of fire safety engineering with which the company has been involved throughout the United Kingdom.

Consultants with Edinburgh Fire Consultants are accepted as part of the design team for major construction projects. For special projects, such as the investigation of material and component failure, the consultants may work directly for the client or through a solicitor.

The company relocated to new premises during August 2001, follow this link to the contact page for our contact details.

The company is registered for VAT  (Registration No.: 694 1065 26)

Professional indemnity insurance is carried.

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This page details the areas of expertise and the types of buildings with which the consultancy has been involved.

Areas of Expertise.

* Fire safety design for buildings
* Strategic designs for fire safety improvement
* Interpretation of legislative requirements
* Building control inspections
* Certification of fire safety systems
* Design of smoke control systems
* Fire safety training for contractors
* Fire safety training for staff
* Fire safety on construction sites
* Fire risk assessments of existing buildings
* Acoustic surveys of fire alarm systems
* Fire risk assessments
* Development of systems of fire safety evaluation
* Fire resistance of structures
* Fire investigation
* Post-fire recovery
* Experimental investigations
* Investigation of materials and component failure
* Technical writing
* Research
* Teaching

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The range of types of building in the portfolio of the company is extensive.

* Office buildings
* Hospitals
* Prisons
* Heritage buildings
* Shops
* Department stores
* Shopping malls
* Warehouses
* Archive buildings
* Libraries
* Night clubs
* Leisure centres
* Exhibitions
* Conference centres
* Halls of residence
* Flats
* Hotels
* Football grounds
* Concert hall
* Arenas
* Laboratories
* Schools
* Housing
* Car parks
* Archive buildings

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The principal consultant is Dr. Eric W. Marchant, Architect and Chartered Fire Engineer, who has been active in fire safety and buildings since 1968. Email: ewm@edinburghfire.co.uk

Geoffrey S. Hibbard, Fire Safety Engineer and former Deputy Firemaster of Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade, is involved with assessment and fire safety training.

Peter K. Franklin, Building Technologist and Fire Engineer, brings a long experience in matters concerning fire safety and building control.


We hope that the following collection of links will be of interest to you; send an email to us if you have any suggestions. Email: info@edinburghfire.co.uk

Fire Links

  Institution of Fire Engineers.

  Fire Research Station.

  Fire Service College.

  Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

General Links

  Directory Enquiry (via BT Home Page).

  Find a Postcode (via Royal Mail site).

  Weather Forecast - AccuWeather.

  Weather Forecast - Metcheck.

  Local and National Maps.

  Google Maps.



Contact Details

The contact details for Edinburgh Fire Consultants are:

  Edinburgh Fire Consultants Limited,
  Room 1/123,
  Pentlandfield Business Park
  The Bush,
  EH25 9RE.

  Telephone: (+44) 131 445 5785.

  Email: info@edinburghfire.co.uk

An alternative address is:

  Edinburgh Fire Consultants Limited, 
  19 Mauricewood Rise,
  EH26 0BL.

  Tel/Fax (+44) 1968 67 36 34.

  Email: info@edinburghfire.co.uk

Copyright Edinburgh Fire Consultants 2002 - 2007.