Novus Property Solutions

Novus Property Solutions

Complete solutions for Fire Prevention Works and the government’s Design Guidance for Fire Safety.

Novus’ extensive experience gives academic institutions assured protection against all requirements of fire prevention and compliance regulations.

Novus Property Solutions specialises in providing a fully bespoke compliance service to cover all passive fire protection and active fire protection including sprinkler system installations. As a Firas-approved contractor, Novus offers a comprehensive range of certified passive fire protection services, giving you the peace of mind and reassurance that your buildings will provide adequate protection for occupants in the event of a fire. The company, which has 22 offices throughout Great Britain, also has a strong portfolio for providing FD fire doors and maintenance, penetration sealing systems, and compartmentation – all accompanied by the requisite Fire Safety Certification.

The fire sprinkler system specialists also provide a complete service for the installation of bespoke fire sprinkler and misting systems, including fit-outs within new build properties and retrofit to existing educational, residential, commercial and industrial properties. Automatic water suppression systems (AWSS) are the most effective way to ensure fires are suppressed, or even extinguished, before the fire service arrive.

The government’s ‘Fire safety in new and existing school buildings’ guidance explains what education institutions have to do to comply with fire safety law. The guide is intended for premises where the main use of the building or part of the building is for educational purposes. These include schools, colleges, universities, Sunday schools, academies, crèches, adult education centres, after-school clubs, outdoor education centres and music schools.

All educational premises are expected to have a system in place for the management of fire safety. One of the requirements is that it is essential to ensure that fires are unlikely to occur; that if they do occur they are likely to be controlled or contained quickly, effectively and safely; or that, if a fire does occur and grow, everyone in your premises is able to escape to a place of total safety easily and quickly. The guidance is designed to help you ensure that your fire safety procedures, fire prevention measures, and fire precautions (plans, systems and equipment) are all in place and working properly.

In the education sector, Novus has delivered numerous projects nationwide to install or improve fire prevention capabilities in leading universities. One significant long-term relationship has been with the University of Manchester, where Novus has delivered projects for over 20 years as part of the university’s minor works programme. The contract has been renewed a number of times due to their successful service delivery, most recently in 2020. The business has established a strong working relationship with the University Estates Team over the years, which significantly contributes to the delivery of an effective and seamless planned maintenance in line with the University’s fire risk assessments for their buildings.

The university undertakes FRAs for passive fire upgrade works on all buildings across the campus estate including corridors, offices, labs, lecture theatres and student accommodation. These works are then categorised by urgency and works orders are issued to the Novus team.

All of our regional offices including our head office based in Stoke-On- Trent carries out all types of Fire Protection works including:

  • New door set installations
  • Existing Fire Door Maintenance
  • Fire rated partition and ceiling installations
  • Pipe penetration seals including metal/combustible pipe penetrations
  • Cable penetration seals
  • Wall cavity barrier seals
  • Linear gap seals
  • Large cable tray fire stopping
  • Loft compartment fire barrier installations
  • Installation of new fire safety signage

They are also highly experienced in carrying out the installation of fire dampers for ductwork that passes through fire compartment fire walls,  M&E installations, to prevent the escape of fire and smoke through rooms. It is also possible for Novus to carry out maintenance works to existing fire doors including replacement door seals, door closers and frame packers.

Having a specialist fire protection compliance team in-house allows Novus to provide dedicated contract management teams including Quantity Surveyors, Contracts Managers, and Certified FIRAS and BM Trada Approved Supervisors. All operatives allocated to their fire prevention projects have recognised trade qualifications gained through formal apprenticeships and/or vocational qualifications to ensure they carry out their work in a safe and professional manner.

Novus not only delivers passive fire prevention works but is also a leading provider of property refurbishment, building maintenance and new build construction solutions to both public and private sector organisations. Their broad offering gives clients the opportunity to work with a ‘one stop shop’, bringing together a full range of services under one roof.

Get in touch with Novus to discuss how they can ensure you are fully compliant with fire prevention and safety regulations. Call the Novus office or to learn more visit our website.