SEP succeeds in gaining membership to Made In Britain

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We’re delighted to announce our membership to the Made In Britain organisation! Made In Britain brings together the British manufacturing community and under its iconic mark assures, where possible, that products made by its members are of high quality, represent value for money, are safe for anyone that uses or consumes them and that the companies that make them adhere …

Christmas Shutdown & Donations 2020

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2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year. We consider ourselves very lucky to have continued to be busy, so our team need a well-deserved rest! We will be closing for our annual Christmas shutdown from 4pm Tuesday 22nd December, and re-opening on Monday 4th January 2021. Last date for shipping will be 22nd December (midday cut-off) for delivery on 23rd, for …

Brexit update

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With (another) Brexit deadline looming, we are receiving questions from our customers about our readiness, along with being bombarded by ‘service providers’ eager to assist and give advice… So we thought it might be useful for us to update everyone on the actions we are taking to mitigate our own risks, and in turn, the risks of our customers. Of …

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Changes to Sprinkler Regulations in Scotland Coming in 2021

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A Scottish regional MP’s campaign for all new-build social housing properties to be fitted with sprinkler systems should come to fruition next year with the implementation of new Scottish government regulations. David Stewart, the regional MSP for Highland and Islands, launched a members’ bill in October 2017 that placed a ‘duty of care on local authorities and housing associations to …

COVID-19 Update – 05/11/20

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In light of the new, second national lockdown, we thought it prudent to update you on our operations here at SEP HQ. Whilst much of the country, and many in the manufacturing and engineering sectors are once again closing up shop, we are very much open. We are currently working two split shifts over 14 hours a day to ensure …

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Domestic & Residential Fire Sprinkler Booster Sets Introductory Information & FAQs

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Fire sprinkler systems have been popular in commercial buildings for many years, but are now becoming more widely used in Domestic (private dwellings) and Residential (e.g. care homes, student accommodation etc) settings. Although this market is not (yet) as heavily regulated as the commercial fire sprinkler market, we strongly believe that it should be, and in time this will be …

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Let’s talk about: Air Maintenance Devices

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Following on from our article last month ‘It’s Compressor Season Again!‘ (in relation to the increase in demand for compressors at this time of year, as alternate systems are switched over from wet to dry for the winter), we thought it might be useful to talk about Air Maintenance Devices, or AMDs. AMDs are introduced into a system where fine …

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It’s Compressor Season Again!

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It’s that time of year when most alternate sprinkler systems are changed over from wet to dry for the winter months, as the risk of water freezing increases. Aside from our ‘new project’ sales, this is when we see a big increase in sales for ‘maintenance and repair’ reasons as some compressors fail to start up or work properly after sitting unused …

Petition: Government to legally require sprinklers in all new build & refurbished schools

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Here at SEP we’re constantly reviewing the latest legislations and guidance when it comes to anything fire sprinkler related. Over the last few months, and years, we’ve been keenly following the Grenfell enquiry and review and in light of that, the Government’s recent Building Safety Bill. Another campaign we feel passionately about is for schools to have fire sprinklers fitted …

Cameron Moors was appointed as Assistant Manager – My time at SEP so far…

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As some customers will have noticed recently, there is a new name appearing on our emails and answering the phones – Cameron Moors was appointed as Assistant Manager, actually back in February, with a view to supporting the sales/customer support desk, focus on stock and supply chain, and improve planning and organisation in the factory. Our MD, Rob, asked him …