Who We Are

FIRESAFE FIRE RATED DUCTWORK Limited are fire resisting ductwork specialists. We developed our range of CASWELL FIRESAFE® fire resistant ductwork over 10 years ago. CASWELL FIRESAFE® is specified, manufactured and installed internationally through licenced manufacturing Partners located in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

FIRESAFE FIRE RATED DUCTWORK Limited are part of the C. Caswell Holdings Group which also includes C. Caswell Engineering Services Limited and Konvekta Limited. The Caswell business was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969 and has been run as a successful family business ever since.

Following extensive research, the CASWELL FIRESAFE® product was first tested in 2003 by Caswell Engineering Services Limited and FIRESAFE FIRE RATED DUCTWORK Limited itself was formed in 2006. The company was set up to focus on the Passive Fire Protection industry and to develop CASWELL FIRESAFE® into a global brand.

We are based in Lancashire in the UK and have developed our business providing on-going technical support to all our licensed Partners who manufacture, install and certify the system.

We are full members of the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection) and have representatives on both the ASFP TG6 and BSI FSH 22/9 technical committees. This ensures that not only are we fully aware of the latest standards and legislation affecting the industry but that we also have an influential role in shaping future legislation. We also take an active role in the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), sitting on the Ventilation Group Executive Committee.

FIRESAFE FIRE RATED DUCTWORK Limited have invested heavily in research and development of the system including fire testing, materials testing, structural engineering design systems for bespoke supports. This process is continuously evolving and updating to ensure the brand is providing best practice solutions which are fully compliant with current legislation.

Through extensive market research, we have a thorough understanding of the requirements, approval processes, standards, regulations and codes of practice applicable to the regions and countries in which we operate. Regular audits and / or Compliance visits are undertaken with all our Partners to effectively monitor the quality of the materials, manufacturing processes, installation and inspection procedures. These extensive checks include audits on manufacturing facilities and site installations alike.

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Our Team

We are proud to have a reputation of providing high quality technical and commercial support to our partners and our team have extensive experience in the ductwork and passive fire protection industry.

Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork are a British manufacturer of fire-rated ductwork, with partners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Richard Coxen

BSc(Hons) C Eng. MCIBSE MASHRAE

Chairman

Richard graduated with honours from Bath University in 1984 and has since spent over 30 years in the Building Services Industry. He started his career as a Consulting Engineer, gaining professional qualifications before joining the Caswell Group in 1990.

Richard was behind the formation of FIRESAFE in 2006, which has continued to develop the CASWELL FIRESAFE® fire-rated ductwork product range into a global brand. Well-connected and with a keen interest and active role in the development of our Industry, Richard has been a prominent member of the Ventilation Group Executive Committee of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for over 15 years.

Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork are a British manufacturer of fire-rated ductwork, with partners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Charles Coxen

Technical Director

Charles successfully completed an Engineering Apprenticeship gaining HVAC Technicians and Operations Management qualifications. Charles has worked within all the Caswell Group companies, C Caswell Engineering Services Ltd, Konvekta Ltd and Firesafe Ltd. His roles have included Draughtsman, Project Manager, Production Director, and Konvekta Managing Director. Charles has a wealth of manufacturing and product development knowledge and experience, which has been essential in the development of the CASWELL FIRESAFE® product.

Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork are a British manufacturer of fire-rated ductwork, with partners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Mark Harrison

Commercial Manager

Mark is a key operational member of our team and applies a dynamic yet diligent approach to his role in the research, development, testing and certification of all CASWELL FIRESAFE® products. Mark also works very closely with our Partners to provide the highest levels of support and commercial management.

With over 20 years’ experience in Passive Fire Protection, Mark worked firstly within the UK Door Industry and then has spent the last 10 years at FIRESAFE...and still counting. As with all our team, Mark is at the forefront of technical developments within our industry and is currently a member of both the ASFP TG6 Technical Committee and BSI committees for fire-resisting ductwork and dampers.

Darren Webster

Technical Manager

Darren is the Technical Manager at FIRESAFE. He has accumulated over 30 years’ experience in the ductwork industry, with the last 10 years specialising in Fire Resisting ductwork. Darren provides technical support for Firesafe Partners, carries out onsite Compliance certification visits and is currently Chairman of the ASFP TG6 Technical Group which is actively involved in driving improvements to standards governing our industry.

FIRESAFE Chairman, Richard Coxen, commented "We are delighted to have Darren in ‘Team FIRESAFE’. Darren's technical knowledge and practical industry experience further enhances an already strong team and, with our commitment to total quality as a given, it bodes well for future growth of the business."

Outside of work, Darren is a PADI-qualified SCUBA diver and valued member of a dive rescue team.

Mark Elliott

Sales & Marketing Manager

Mark joins FIRESAFE with over 35 years’ wide-ranging experience in architecture, manufacturing and construction. Most recently this was in a technical role within the Ventilation industry and included consultative specification with RIBA Architects, renowned Designers and CIBSE M&E Consultants.

Mark is a key investment in strengthening the distinct value proposition of FIRESAFE Fire Rated Ductwork Limited® to the benefit of our end Clients, UK & International Partners and the wider supply chain. With the watch-phrase “The Devil is in the detail”, Mark’s solution-based sales & marketing expertise and direct customer involvement will be fully utilised to drive and enhance the strategic, global reach of our brand.

A keen semi-pro photographer, Mark will be looking to put this value-add, personal skill to good use.