Fire Escapes in Glasgow, Scotland

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High-Quality Fire Escapes for Safety and Compliance

At Gilchrist Steels, we specialise in designing, fabricating, and installing custom fire escapes in Glasgow, Scotland. Our fire escapes enhance building safety, ensuring reliable emergency egress and adherence to regulatory standards.

Enhance your building’s safety with custom fire escapes from Gilchrist Steels in Glasgow, Scotland.

Contact us at 0141 644 3664 for expert consultation and a personalised quote to meet your specific needs.

Fire Escape Solutions for Every Client

Gilchrist Steels provides custom fire escape designs for residential, commercial, and industrial clients in Glasgow, Scotland.

Our solutions ensure compliance, durability, and safety for every type of building and its occupants.

Residential Fire Escapes

Ensure the safety of residents with custom-designed fire escapes tailored for residential buildings, providing secure emergency exits that meet all safety standards and enhance property value.

Commercial Fire Escapes

Custom fire escapes for commercial properties, designed to provide safe and efficient emergency egress, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and safeguarding employees and customers.

Industrial Fire Escapes

Durable fire escapes are specifically designed for industrial facilities, capable of handling heavy use and harsh environments, ensuring the safety of workers and adherence to stringent safety standards.

Why Choose Gilchrist Steels for Your Fire Escape Needs?

With over 45 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry, Gilchrist Steels has the knowledge and expertise to design and fabricate high-quality fire escapes tailored to meet your specific needs.

Secure Your Building with a Custom Fire Escape

Ensure the safety and compliance of your building with Gilchrist Steels’ custom fire escapes.

Contact us today for expert consultation and a personalised quote tailored to your specific needs.

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Michael Dickson
Michael Dickson
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Bruce was fantastic as always. Fast, and accurate service. Stuart on the delivery's was brilliant as well.
Ronnie Fairlie
Ronnie Fairlie
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Great proffesional company, From calculation to delivery. Bruce has helped us on many occasions sizing up the trickier jobs and Stuart the delivery driver is also great helping us get the steel on to awkward sites. Great company fast and affordable Hawkhead Joiners
Tim T
Tim T
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A big 'Thank You' to Gilchrist Steels, who provided me with an excellent service. They were competitive on price, prompt in all their correspondences and delivered on time.
Peter Thomson
Peter Thomson
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Excellent service - responsive, good price, prompt delivery. Would happily recommend.
Luke Kadziolka
Luke Kadziolka
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The best service
Pete Hartigan
Pete Hartigan
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Have used Gilchrist for steel supplies for many years and the service received is always second to none. Excellent customer service.
Dale Atkinson
Dale Atkinson
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Atkinson Building Services have been using Gilchrist Steels for all of our steelwork for our projects for many years now. We have always had great service from Bruce and the team and would highly recommend them to anyone! They always do their best to turn your project around quickly, which is great for keeping progress on site.
Steven Macdonald
Steven Macdonald
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Great service, very reliable, helpful staff and competitive prices, wouldn’t go anywhere else

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Escapes

Explore our FAQ section to find detailed answers to common questions about our custom fire escapes, their design, fabrication, installation, and how we can enhance your building’s safety and compliance.

Why are fire escapes important for building safety?

Fire escapes are crucial for building safety as they provide an emergency exit route during fires or other emergencies. They ensure occupants can evacuate quickly and safely, minimising the risk of injury or death. Fire escapes are especially important in multi-story buildings where internal staircases might become inaccessible due to smoke or flames. By providing an alternative escape route, fire escapes enhance overall safety and compliance with fire safety regulations, which are mandatory for both residential and commercial properties.

What materials are used in the construction of fire escapes, and why?

Fire escapes are typically constructed using durable and non-combustible materials such as steel. Steel is preferred because of its high strength, durability, and resistance to extreme temperatures, ensuring the structure remains intact during a fire. Additionally, steel fire escapes require minimal maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. At Gilchrist Steels, we use high-quality steel to fabricate fire escapes, ensuring they provide reliable and long-lasting safety solutions.

What are the design considerations for custom fire escapes?

Designing custom fire escapes involves several key considerations to ensure safety, functionality, and compliance:

  • Building Layout: The fire escape must be integrated seamlessly with the existing structure, considering the layout and accessibility.
  • Occupant Load: The design must account for the maximum number of occupants to ensure the escape can handle high traffic during emergencies.
  • Safety Standards: Compliance with local and national fire safety regulations is essential, including requirements for railings, landings, and stair dimensions.
  • Aesthetic Integration: The fire escape should blend with the building’s architectural style without compromising on functionality.
  • Durability: Materials and construction techniques should ensure the fire escape withstands daily use and harsh weather conditions.

How does the installation process for fire escapes work?

The installation process for fire escapes involves several steps to ensure safety and compliance:

Site Assessment: A thorough evaluation of the building to determine the best location and design for the fire escape.

Custom Fabrication: Based on the design, the fire escape components are fabricated using high-quality steel.

Professional Installation: Our experienced team installs the fire escape, ensuring secure attachment to the building and compliance with safety standards.

Final Inspection: A detailed inspection is conducted to ensure the fire escape is installed correctly and meets all regulatory requirements.

Safety Certification: Upon completion, the fire escape is certified to confirm it meets all safety and compliance standards.

How do fire escapes comply with safety regulations?

Fire escapes must adhere to stringent safety regulations to ensure they provide effective emergency egress. These regulations include:

  • Dimension Requirements: Specific measurements for stairs, landings, and railings to ensure safe and efficient evacuation.
  • Load Capacity: The fire escape must support the weight of multiple occupants during an emergency.
  • Non-Combustible Materials: Construction materials must be fire-resistant, typically steel, to withstand high temperatures.
  • Accessibility: The fire escape must be easily accessible from all floors, with clear signage and unobstructed pathways.
  • Regular Inspections: Periodic inspections and maintenance are required to ensure the fire escape remains in good condition and compliant with safety standards.

What maintenance is required for steel fire escapes?

Steel fire escapes require minimal maintenance but should be inspected regularly to ensure they remain safe and functional. Key maintenance tasks include:

  • Regular Inspections: Periodically check for signs of rust, corrosion, or structural damage.
  • Cleaning: Keep the fire escape clean and free of debris to prevent slips and falls.
  • Repairs: Address any issues promptly, such as loose bolts or damaged railings, to maintain structural integrity.
  • Protective Coatings: Apply rust-resistant coatings or paint to protect against corrosion, especially for outdoor fire escapes exposed to the elements.
  • Compliance Checks: Ensure the fire escape continues to meet all current safety regulations and standards through regular assessments by qualified professionals.

Areas We Serve

At Gilchrist Steels, we proudly provide steel fabrication throughout Glasgow, Scotland, and the surrounding areas, ensuring top-quality solutions for all your construction needs.

Contact us now at 0141 644 3664 for expert solutions tailored to your project’s needs.

Reach out now for a personalised quote and consultation!

What We Offer...

Gilchrist Steels has over 45 years of experience in providing high-quality steel fabrication services. Our reputation as an industry leader is built on the attention to detail and dedication our craftsmen put into every project they undertake. 

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Gilchrist Steels, based in Glasgow, has been delivering exceptional steel fabrication services throughout the UK for over 45 years. We provide unique solutions across various industries, supported by our extensive network of facilities and long-term partnerships with suppliers and distributors nationwide.

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