A critical friend to keep you compliant in a critical area of the built environment.

Our Services

Carvell Consulting is an independent firm of designers, auditors, checking consultants and technical specialists, working across the active and passive fire safety area of the built environment. We help our clients with their understanding of fire safety systems and provide solutions in both compliance and commercial value.

We have a reputation for helping our clients in their most complex of challenges.

We provide understanding to a not very well understood but critical and risk prone area, bridging the gaps between fire safety advisor, building services consultant, contractor, and client to ensure systems are designed, installed, and maintained in compliance with legislation, British Standards, industry codes of practice and the fire strategy for the building.

As we are not a seller of systems or installation services our independent position makes Carvell Consulting the right choice for your business.



Whatever your advisory needs Carvell Consulting can be an independent “critical friend” to your organisation to help your understanding, decision making and to provide clarification on technical matters.

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Advisory Service
Design Service



We provide a third party certificated, industry proven design service for tender designs, concept design, added value against existing design and the provision of solutions for challenging architecture and environments.

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With our team of specialist consultants, we represent our clients to keep consultants and contractors honest and provide reassurance that the fire safety systems that protect your people and property are fully compliant and operate as intended.

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Checking Consultancy
Verification of Existing Systems


Verification of Existing Systems

Our verification service, of new & existing systems, provides our clients with the reassurance that their system has been verified and certified in line with British Standards. If our verification identifies any issues or non-conformances, we work with our client to help them clearly understand what needs actioning, and their prioritisation.

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BAFE Scheme

Providing qualified and competent auditing resource and scheme assessment solutions to 3rd party certification bodies for assessment in British Approval of Fire Equipment schemes.

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Auditing Services

“Carvell Consulting help to ensure that our contractors install fully compliant Electrotechnical Fire Safety Systems with a very high standard of workmanship.”

Through ongoing advice and experience, the design and verification process also, enable a level playing field for us and our contractors to make sure that we commit to compliant systems for our landlord’s obligations. Installation and certification needs are met throughout the project and Carvell Consulting, have quickly become a critical friend towards compliance in our business.

Marc Bolam | Project Manager, Bernicia

“They provided excellent designs and remained in contact throughout the process.”

I have engaged Carvell on a number of projects to produce BAFE accredited Emergency Lighting and Fire Alarm Designs. They provided excellent designs and remained in contact throughout the process. Carvell have been a pleasure to work with

Alex Lambton | Electrical Engineer , Humphrey M&E Consultants

“Top quality and detailed survey reports and drawing provided. Professional throughout.”

A very thorough and professional service. Attention to detail was second to none. Top quality and detailed survey reports and drawing provided. Professional throughout.

Bryan Wylie | Senior Fire Safety , Durham University

“They are solutions focused and a true collaborator and innovator.”

Their expertise has proven invaluable to SES and our customers. They are solutions focused and a true collaborator and innovator.

Paul Newby | Executive Engineering Service Director , SES (Engineering Services)

“They provided an excellent service along with a technical ability that is second to none.”

Paul Hirst | Operations Manager , Crown House Technologies

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