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Chute Fire Certification UK is finalist for prestigious SHE Awards

April 9, 2020

Chute Fire Certification UK (CFCUK) is delighted to be joining other finalists including the Royal Navy, 3M UK, DHL and Travis Perkins in The Safety and Health Excellent Awards 2020. CFCUK is a finalist in the ‘Innovation of the Year for Fire’ category with its new 2-in-1 Chute System. Their unique 4-hour system was undertaken…

Official Trademark for Chute Fire Certification UK

February 11, 2020

When Avene Furness created Chute Fire Certification UK, she did so because she believed passionately in doing the right thing and offering a superior level of quality to managers of multi occupancy buildings. The value proposition that Avene and her team offer to their clients is a great customer experience and peace of mind –…

Avene is finalist in BESA Outstanding Woman in Building Engineering Service Award

November 12, 2019

Chute Fire Certification UK® are delighted to announce that Director Avene Furness-Monks is a finalist in the BESA Outstanding Woman in Engineering Services Award. This special award will be presented by the Women’s Engineering Society chief executive Elizabeth Donelly to recognise a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering in the built environment and…

Manchester Prestige Award for Chute Fire Certification UK

November 3, 2019

The Corporate Livewire Manchester Prestige Awards have recognised Chute Fire Certification UK’s continuous commitment to professionalism and knowledge in its sector by awarding it with the ‘Laundry Chute Service Provider of the Year’. A total of 2,145 award nominations were received this year to celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises consisting of localised businesses and sole…

Innovative 2-in-1 Chute Safe Protection System attains 4-hour fire rating

August 20, 2019

Just six months after announcing its new hopper doors had passed a third party 2.5 hour fire test, Chute Fire Certification UK® has launched its new 2-in-1 Chute System – currently the only system in the UK that has a 4 hour certification by an independent UKAS accredited fire research facility. Managing Director Avene Furness-Monks is…

Chute Fire Certification UK becomes a BESA member

August 16, 2019

Chute Fire Certification UK® has passed the audit to become a member of BESA – the Building Engineering Services Association.  BESA is the UK’s leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors – representing the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings. BESA…

Avene gets tough for MACS charity

August 10, 2019

Inspecting and installing chutes can be a pretty dirty job but Managing Director of Chute Fire Certification UK®, Avene Furness-Monks is taking dirt to another level to compete in her 5th Tough Mudder event on 12th September 2019. Avene’s daughter was born with Trachea-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF), a rare congenital condition that affects one in every 3,500…

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