About Us

Who we are

Design Fire Consultants is an independent company who are passionate about engineering, service delivery and enjoying our work. Being independent, we are able to set our own priorities, which are to:

  • Deliver a consistently high quality, high value service to our clients on every project.
  • Remove fire related constraints and enable architectural intent and good design.
  • Form proactive relationships with clients, design teams and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop, support and reward our staff and create an enjoyable working environment.
  • Innovate and solve technical challenges.
  • Engage with academia and industry to ensure we are at the forefront of our discipline.

What we do

Our aim is to provide any fire safety engineering service that our clients need during design, construction and operation in the built environment. Below we have listed some of the common services that we provide.

  • Work with clients to identify their fire safety goals, including life-safety, property protection, business continuity and sustainability.
  • Production of risk and benefits (opportunities) analysis including provision of feasibility reports and marked up drawings.
  • Production of succinct and concise design notes and fire safety strategy documentation to assist in planning and regulatory compliance.
  • Means of escape analysis, maximum occupant loads and space planning.
  • Strategic cause & effect of detection and alarm systems with the fire safety design.
  • Performance specification for fire protection features and systems (e.g. suppression, smoke control, passive fire protection, fire fighting facilities, etc.).
  • Evacuation and thermal radiation modelling, computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis.
  • Structural Fire Engineering.
  • Construction monitoring, as-built strategies, risk assessments and fire safety management.
  • International code consultancy.

Our Team

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Matthew Eyre

Senior Associate

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Stuart Crick

Senior Engineer

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Nick Swailes

Associate

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Tina Iacono

Business Support

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Mary Button

Engineer

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James Mawdsley

Engineer

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Lisa Farnell

Associate

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Charlotte Lunla-Pickup

Business Support

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Neal Butterworth

Director

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Roy Little

Senior Associate

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Adam Monaghan

Director

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James O’Hanlon

Senior Engineer

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Adeyanju Oluwa

Engineer

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Bilal Siddiqui

Engineer

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Iain Macfarlane

Director

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Sarah Forbes

Business Support

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Jack Dubbey

Senior Engineer

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Gemma Grant

Senior Engineer

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Parina Patel

Associate

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Eoghan Given

Associate

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Fergus Hamilton-Blackett

Graduate Engineer

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Weimiao Lu

Engineer

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Charles Betts

Associate Director

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Waqas Haider

Graduate Engineer

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Hugh Foster

Associate

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Matt Whitehead

Senior Engineer

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Anna Powell

Business Support

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Lisa Hetherington

Business Support

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Jonny Joinson

Director

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Stephen Murphy

Associate

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Iris Chang

Senior Engineer

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Francesca Ravenhill

Senior Analyst

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Kirstie Davies

Commercial and Contracts Compliance Officer

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Agboola Ogunleye

Graduate Engineer

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Ross Barritt-Mehta

Engineer

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Merl Forrer

Associate