Specialist expertise and experience where you need it most

Business activities in the Passive intumescent industry

Director at Cotswold Intumescent Services Ltd – December 1989 to November 2009
Director at Specialist Fire Solutions Ltd – November 2009 to June 2015
Owner at Martyn Young Fireproofing Consultancy – June 2015 to September 30th 2019
Director at Martyn Young Fireproofing Consultancy Ltd – October 1st 2019 to present
I have been in Business since 1989, and am one of the few UK companies focused solely on fire protection and fire prevention. Through my years of experience, I know that fires can be prevented and fire damage can be limited because that’s the business I am in – fire prevention and damage limitation.

Since my formation, I have always believed that my clients’ best interests, the safety of their staff and the premises they work in, come first. My professional services cover every aspect of fire protection and fire prevention, from initial building survey right through to innovative installations designed to provide a unique combination of trouble-free fire protection, fire spread prevention and complete compliance with current legislation.

I supply and install a wide range of innovative quality intumescent fire prevention systems from reputable leading Manufacturers – Astroflame, Fire Plug, Fireus/Safire, Nullifire, Jotun, Thermoguard, CCF-Commercial Ceiling Factors etc

I provide the following services

On-site Building survey and fire risk assessment review
Specification service for Architects & Surveyors
Suppliers of passive intumescent products from leading Manufacturers
Certificated installation service available
Experienced technical advice to provide solutions to fire stopping applications
Unique fire protection products for upgrading panel type doors & ornate ceilings
Fire prevention seminars for local authorities, architects and fire brigades etc
Like any other successful company, I constantly seek new markets and products to serve them. I am very experienced in the fire protection and prevention sector, and know the true worth of continuity and the real value of theents and Grade I listed stately homes and mansions, and worked with local authorities, government bodies, construction companies, architects, consultants, building control executives, site managers, contract managers and planners, all of whom I have helped comply with prevailing fire regulations.

As well as managing the day-to-day aspects of our fire protection and prevention services, I have experienced knowledge and understanding which is recognised as second to none in the UK, I also regularly run CPD type seminars for individuals, companies and other organisations, including fire brigades!

A measure of the trust placed in my experience, and my resulting commercial success, can be seen in the factthat 90% of my business is based on repeat orders and requests for surveying new projects from existing and new clients.

Fire risk assessors, Building Surveyors, Building Control & Fire Officers often recommend my surveying Services to their Clients

I have been able to help Manufacturers develop and design new products to overcome complex fire-stopping Applications such as fireproofing Speed Camera boxes from arsonists by fitting intumescent liners to the box interiors

I have witnessed several Fire tests at LPC Loss Prevention Council and Chiltern Fire – Trada which has helped me understand how fire affects the integrity of building structures

Survey/advice, Supply & installation Projects

NATO European Command Centre, RAF Northwood – specifying & supplying intumescent sleeves to services

Carmarthenshire County Council – Surveying, fireproofing & firestopping doors & services at 4 x shelteredHousing projects

Buckley Barracks, Hullavington – fireproofing & upgrading 450 x existing fire doors in accommodation blocks

Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant – supplying/installing motorized fire/smoke drop curtain in thePharmacy Dept

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – survey for Apleona HSG Facility Management UK fire survey PFI building

2Gether NHS Trust, Gloucester – survey & specification at several of the Trust’s buildings in Cheltenham andGloucester

East Glamorgan NHS Trust – surveying. specifying intumescent fire/smoke grilles in Pathology dept

Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham – Installing fire barrier curtains and firestopping voids & service penetrations

Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest – specifying & supplying firestopping for Cable tray penetrations

Brasenose College, Christchurch College & All Souls Colleges Oxford – fireproofing historical panel doors

University of Bristol – surveying & fireproofing panel doors
Reading University – surveying & firestopping voids & service penetrations
Gloucester Cathedral – Surveying & specifying & installing fire barrier curtains in Tower roof

Tewkesbury Cathedral – Surveying & specifying & supplying intumescent products to fireproof historical doors

CPD type seminars on passive fire systems

South West Building Control area association – Taunton (over 240 members)Pontypridd & Rhondda NHS Trust
Royal Glamorgan Hospital – Llantrisant (several seminars)
Ceredigion County Council Building Control & Architects
Powys County Council Building Control & Architects
Cardiff County Council Building Control & Architects
Pembrokeshire County Council & Building Control
Carmarthenshire County Council Building Control, Housing Officers & Architects
Vale of Glamorgan Building ControlCity of Bristol Building Control & Architects
Bath Building Control & Architects
Gloucester Building Control & Architects
South Gloucestershire County Council
Stroud Building Control & Architects
Cotswold District Council
Occulus Building Control, Bath
WS Atkins, Gloucester & Bristol
Oxford Architects, Bristol
Clutton Building Surveyors, Oxford
Gloucestershire Fire Brigade
Avon Fire Brigade
Somerset & Devon Fire Brigade
Hereford & Worcester Fire Brigade
Wiltshire Fire Brigade
South Glamorgan Fire Brigade
Mid Glamorgan Fire Brigade
West Glamorgan Fire Brigade
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue