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Fire panel for roofing to the trade

Based on Giants Hall Farm in Wigan, pictured, G&B (North West) Ltd supplies 1m square metres of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) roofing to the trade each year. The company continues to extend its buildings, requiring latest fire detection.

Simon Altree, Senior Electrical Engineer at G&B (North West) says: “Our range of roofing systems are recognised throughout the industry as premium quality GRP solutions. Together with our ability to offer on-site R&D, technical support, training, manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities means we have to constantly grow to meet demand.

“And with this comes our responsibility to ensure the security and safety of our site, keeping our staff and assets alongside the building protected at all times. In the requirements for a fire detection system, we needed a user friendly, compact system that we could rely on, but also could accommodate the different buildings we operate in. It was also essential to be able to expand as we did across the farm site.”

Comelit’s Atena addressable panel was installed, featuring a touch screen. The product can expand from one to four loops; and can accommodate up to 1,000 devices. As it can network up to 64 panels, it can expand with a facility the developers add.

Paul McDonough, Operations Director at the Lancaster-based installation company, Bell Lancaster added: “The fast paced nature of the manufacturing process at G&B (North West) Ltd meant that any fire detection system to extended buildings had to be installed quickly and efficiently to eliminate the threat of any downtime or business disruption. Comelit’s Atena solution achieved this objective, not only with the product, but also the dedicated sales and technical team on hand to ensure a smooth and simple finish.”

Mandy Bowden, Comelit Fire BDM said: “What our work with Bell Lancaster shows is our preferred approach to working with clients. Our aim is to grow with them and become the first port of call to propose fire systems for companies such as G&B (North West) Ltd, providing complete fire detection solutions and expert technical backup as required.”



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