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Bonfire Safety Tips from eDecks

Bonfire Safety Tips from eDecks

Before we get into the safety, we want to know what is your favorite part of Bonfire night? or the lead up to it? Here at eDecks we love

The fireworks themselves – ohhhhhh!!! arghhhhhhh!!!

Hot dogs

Bonfire Toffee

Sparklers

Toffee Apples

Food in general to be honest.

Let us begin the safety tips shall we.

  • Tell your neighbors lets be kind and courteous
  • Only burn dry wood – anything damp will cause smoke.
  • Check for hedgehogs we are a fan of those prickly little critters
  • Look up – yep check there are no cables above where your bonfire is going to be sounds simple but many people forget.
  • Build your bonfire away from your amazing shed, beautiful fencing and awesome decking. And especially your home
  • Keep water or a hose pipe ready to go in case of emergency’s
  • Keep children and pets away from it
  • Don’t leave it unattended
  • Once the fire has died down spray the embers with water to stop it reigniting.

That’s some of the best tips we can offer obviously please check Humberside Fire for more details and important contact phone numbers (or your region if not in Humberside) as we can only advise.

From all of us at             have a safe and fun bonfire night

 

 

Happy Halloween

Its Halloween weekend, we hope all our customers have a great and safe Halloween.

Here are some Halloween safety tips to keep your decking spookily awesome  oh and have you seen our autumn maintenance guide?

Firstly, do not put your pumpkins on your decking surface. Pumpkins will rot and sometimes faster than you think causing damage to that area of your decking. The moisture and rotting flesh (nice) will not make your decking happy one bit.

So maybe pop a plate under it or if your wanting to keep the aesthetics of your decking we sell samples of decking which would make the perfect platform for now and future use.

On the subject of pumpkins the other reason to put them on a surface that is not your decking and is not flammable – candles! Yes, we all love the lit up look of our spooky creations but even tea lights get very hot reaching 100 degrees on the metal bottom and can scorch your decking or worse if it catches.

Finally keep all kids, cats, dogs and ghostly friends away candles. This is standard we only want you to be safe, If you are worried invest in some battery operated ones.

Lastly have some sweets, eat some pumpkin pie and enjoy your Halloween festivities.

Happy Halloween from us all at eDecks.

 

Note: Please dispose of your pumpkin in your recycle bin or alternatively It makes great compost.

 

Fire Door Safety Week

 

 

This week running from 24th September to 30th September is fire door safety week here at eDecks we have pledged to help spread the word. Why you might ask is there a whole week dedicated to fire doors? Well now, more than ever, it’s a very important subject especially with the Grenfel towers disaster and at eDecks we want to pass on some knowledge we have to help keep you safer.

 

Remember safety is everyone’s responsibility, if you see it report it!

 

Some fire door facts

  • In 2015-16, there were 614 dwelling fires per million people in Great Britain.
  • Dwelling fires are the most common type of primary fire, accounting for 43% of primary fires in 2015-16 and almost a fifth of all fires.
  • There are about 3 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. (Source: British Woodworking Federation)
  • A dodgy fire door is a sure sign of an unsafe building generally, yet two thirds of parents with children living away from home admit that even they would not know what to look for. (Source: Atomik Research, September 201540)
  • A recent survey of 2000 UK adults by Ironmongery Direct has revealed that a quarter of people are unaware that fire doors must be kept shut at all times.

Common Fire Door Failures

  • Over 61% of fire doors inspected had problems with fire or smoke seals.
  • More than a third had incorrect signage.
  • 230 fire doors inspected had gaps bigger than 3mm between door and frame.
  • More than 20% had unsuitable hinges.
  • Almost 1 in 6 had damage to the door leaf. (Source: FDIS18)

As stated above the below link was created by fire door safety week, to be able to arm you with the knowledge to known if you need a new one? The 5 step check is easy to follow just click the link to view. You can even print it too. 

 

 

Now we have informed you of a few common faults and mistakes lets help you choose 

a new fire door. All our fire doors are 30 minutes fire rated all are 44m thick. We have a variety of styles from walnut doors to white doors  a complete collection of oak doors and introducing our brand new Grey range of fire doors to give you, a little bit of something different.

Whatever you choose you can rest assured that our 30-minute fire rated doors are tested to the required BS 476-22:1987 standard.