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Building Magazine lists OFR as one of the UK’s top consultants

OFR Consultants has ranked in Building Magazine’s annual ranking of the top consultants in the UK’s construction sector. The company features in the top 150 practices in the country; the listings also show that OFR is the only specialist fire engineer to appear in the Top 50 Engineers list.

Sam Liptrott


Accreditation Awards News

OFR ranked as one of the UK’s best companies to work for

OFR Consultants has been named in a list of the Best Companies to Work for 2022. The company ranked highly in the lists, earning a place in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for. OFR was also ranked 41st in the UK-wide overall companies category - making it one of the best businesses to work for in the country.

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Expert News Research

Built by Nature awards €200,000 grant toward development of a Commercial Timber Guidebook

To foster cross-sector industry alignment on solutions to ensure the widespread adoption of large-scale mass timber offices, the Built by Nature Fund has awarded a €200,000 grant to a diverse UK consortium - including OFR Consultants - focused on unlocking the barriers to structural timber through the development of a technical Commercial Timber Guidebook.

Expert Industry Research

OFR contributes to evacuation research

Contributing their time to future fire safety and policy, our colleagues Amir and Luis recently volunteered in a high rise evacuation exercise. Here, Luis tells us more.

News Research

Our Technical Director has co-edited a new book

Our OFR team are experts in fire engineering, committed to delivering pre-eminent expertise to protect people, property and the environment; today our colleague and technical director Dr Danny Hopkin has further cemented our position in the industry, co-editing a newly released book, whilst co-authoring several chapters.  

Danny Hopkin

Technical Director

Research Timber & Sustainability

Review of large-scale fire tests on cross-laminated timber

Concerns about the environmental impact of building construction is leading to timber being more commonly used.

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader


An improved reliability-based approach to specifying fire resistance periods for buildings in England

For common building situations in England, the contemporary fire safety design guidance recommends structural fire resistance periods for elements based upon occupancy and building height.

Ian Fu

Research and Development Associate


A round up of a year of research

The past year certainly has been universally challenging. Plans have had to adapt, and that has included the extent of our research.

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader


External fire wall incidents

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer