A member has been asked about fire protection for cold rooms and it was intimated that it would have to comply with BS9999 (2017).

Has any member any experience with similar questions or related issues?


    1. I usually supply and install PIR fire rated panels for cold rooms where fire rating is required – which can be sourced via any cold room supplier such as Fosters who would typically use Kingspan. They can also do fire rated doors but these are not always required and if required are very expensive
    2. We did have this on one job a while back. I remember that getting fire-rated panels was achievable but involved a special order from the manufacturers in Germany (with associated costs and effects on lead-time). It was either Celltherm or Coldplan. Like a lot of projects, it will come down to how heavily regulated that particular site chooses to be – if the architects/consultants have set the safety bar that high and require such compliance, in our experience it has been pointless trying to argue against it.

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We are currently in the closing stages of the order process for a couple of large projects and the subject of collateral warranties has reared its head.

Are there any likely pitfalls that you are aware of, and are we obliged to sign up for this in the first place?
Your help is much appreciated as ever.


  1. Collateral Warranties are a necessary evil I’m afraid and form part of the JCT process. You may find that if you do not sign up to these that the contract may be let to a third party.The key thing is to read them carefully and ensure that you have the relevant cover in place for claims that could be made in the years to come.
  2. Firstly are they involved in any forms of design for the contracts they are undertaking if yes then CW’s are a norm these days with most builders and clients.My advice is to ensure they get copies of the CW document completed in their company names and details not just a blank version then run it by their own insurers to make sure that the insurance cover request in the CW fall within their own coverage and that their insurer is aware of the contract and duration.In most cases it’s the value of insurance that needs to be clarified only before they can sign, also most builders will accept you amending the insurance value to your limitations.
  3. It seems more and more common.I think you will have to sign up to it. You will need professional indemnity if you don’t all ready have it and it is quite costly. It will need to be in place for the term of the warranty often 12 years.For professional indemnity we use Jelf Clarke Roxborough. Contact Darren Cronin – Tel: 01527 405433, Mobile: 07971 065317
  4. These are very complicated. I suspect they are there to protect the client from future defects. Your enquirer doesn’t state what the projects are, have they carried out any structural alterations etc. I would suspect there are some very dangerous pitfalls and would get advice from a lawyer who specialises in contractual law.
  5. We are regularly asked to complete these where there is a 3rd party involved in the transaction. Mainly main contractor driven and of a fairly standard format.They exist to ensure that the responsibilities and warranties within the project can be legally passed on to the end client.The responsibilities should be no more than what is in place with the client.One thing which I always check and often need to challenge is the professional indemnity level. Often the level in the collateral warranty be higher than the level in the initial contract, just because the parties haven’t “joined up” this bit. It’s important that this is checked as it can have a big implication, not least in cost.
  6. If you call Build UK and say that you are a ceda member you can ask for their advice with regards to your enquiry: Tel: 0844 249 5351

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DIGITAL DISPLAYS: Do you know anyone that has a system for the TV’s in our restaurant. We need a system, so we can put our menus/marketing on the screen.


  1. There is a company that brewery Wadworth & Co Ltd use in any of their sports pub fit-outs – Chantry Digital Ltd in Westbury, Wiltshire – 0800 373246.
    They deal with digital signage as well as TV’s and I’ve met Neil Hawker at a few site meetings – seems to know his stuff when it comes to AV.
    I’ve just called them and they would be able to create digital menu displays.

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The Helpdesk, your new ceda Member Q&A service

As part of our re-branding and new website design, we have renamed ‘ceda Members – Your Help Required’ to ‘The Helpdesk’.

How it works

A Member can send their enquiries to ceda Office Manager, Fiona Mason so that she can then liaise with the wider ceda Membership and ask for their advice and recommendations on your behalf. Upon receiving Member replies, Fiona forwards them on to the Member who made the enquiry, and also updates ‘The Helpdesk’ section of the Members Area of the ceda website. All questions and answers are displayed anonymously so as to respect the privacy of Members and their customers. The answer often helps subsequent Members facing similar queries or experiences and acts as a valuable resource to the entire ceda Membership.

If you have a question for, or need advice from, your fellow ceda Members, please email your query to


Commercial Kitchen 2018 VIP invitation for ceda Members

Commercial Kitchen - the Kitchen Equipment, Services & Design Show - is back for 2018!

The event takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 5th & 6th June 2018.

As Lead Partners of the show, we have arranged a VIP ticket for ceda Members to enjoy.

Below is the link and exclusive code for ceda members:


Code: CKVP2

ceda Silver Partner LF Spare Parts Ltd achieve safety and environment certifications

ceda are pleased to share the news that Silver Partner LF Spare Parts Ltd have received two TÜV certificates.

The attention to quality at every level of its organization has led LF to achieve two important new certifications.

In addition to the reconfirming the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System Certification and the EAC - Eurasian Conformity Certification, which allows LF to sell in EAC member countries (Russian Federation included), LF has recently achieved:

The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for the Management of workers' health and safety. This was awarded thanks to responsible risk control and to LF's commitment to constantly increase health and safety in the workplace, in order to protect staff from possible dangers.

The UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification, which attests the company's commitment to protecting the environment, preventing pollution, reducing the waste quantity and the consumption of energy and materials.

The achievement of the new certifications represents a further step in the process of creating quality, monitoring and improvements at LF, for the benefit of employees and the service offered to all customers.

For further information email or visit

Your exclusive invite to the Hotelympia Premier Club

We have agreed with the organisers of Hotelympia that all ceda Members registering to attend can have VIP access to The Premier Club.

To register for The Premier Club, follow the link: and input the code: CEDAVIP.

Hotelympia is the UK's market leading hospitality and foodservice event and takes place this year, from 5th to 8th March 2018 at ExCeL London.


Industry Health & Well-being Walk

ceda Silver Partners, James Connolly of Celltherm Coldrooms Ltd and Steve Holland of Foster Refrigerator, along with ceda Member, Nick Archer of Archer Catering Systems Ltd, have organised an industry Health & Well-being Walk.

On the back of the premise that they “spend far too much time in the bar”, Connolly and Holland have come up with the walk initiative as a healthier way for the industry to meet and network. They invite ceda Members to join them on the walk on Saturday 10th February from Mam Tor near Castleton in the Peak District.

Details of the walk:

Date: Saturday 10th February 2018. Meet at 9:30am for a 10am set-off.

Location: Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley. 8.5 miles (1696 feet high at the summit) and graded as moderate.

It should be within the realms of the majority of people given the defined route and a proper walking track, but we will wait for everyone and break into groups according to the pace that is set on the day.

Light refreshments and food, before the off and arrival back at Castleton, will be served.

There is a limit of around 50 people for the walk. Anybody wishing to take part can get the full itinerary and sign up by emailing

We hope ceda Members will be able to attend and take the opportunity to do some networking whilst getting some exercise!


Adande Refrigeration at Casual Dining 2018

Welcoming in 2018, ceda Silver Partner Adande are delighted to introduce new recruits to their popular Sales Team at the Casual Dining Show held at the Business Design Centre, London 21-22 February 2018.

Introducing Richard Clark (formerly at Frima who joins the team as National Account Manager) and Lloyd Matthews (formerly Roller Grill UK Ltd taking up the role of Regional Sales Manager) and who will be on the Stand M433 at Casual Dining 2018.

With the launch of the Adande Combi Oven Stand now available for both Rear and Side Engine drawers, there’s an opportunity to see the product demonstrated on the stand:

  • The Combi Stand allows the user to load chilled/frozen products from Adande drawer directly on to 1/1 GN cooking pans and place into a 6 Grid combi oven above.
  • When cooking is done, simply remove pans and place on to the telescopic pull-out shelf. Ideal for preparation of products such as cookies, pastries, bread, etc.
  • Adjustable aluminium feet for uneven floor surfaces.

Another product of interest new to the market are the Adande Fryer Stations. Available for the both the Compact and Drawer products for frozen food storage situated right next to the deep fryer:

    • Allows chilled/frozen products to be loaded direct from Adande drawer into baskets prior to loading into
    • fryers.
    • Allows storage of cooked products when they have been taken out of fryer.
    • Drip tray collects cooking fat/liquid drips & is easily removable for cleaning.
    • Drip tray is removable for cleaning.

Those unfamiliar with Adande drawer products are invited to attend and find out more about the range of patented ‘Hold the Cold®’ technology drawers that have made the grade to be listed on the prestigious Best Products of Europe portal for their amazing energy-efficiency.

These selected Adande products carry the prestigious logo:

For Storage Counter Freezers
Adande VCS R2 Drawer Side Engine
Adande VCR R2 Drawer Rear Engine
Adande VCM R2 Matchbox
Adande VLS R2 Shallow Drawer
Adande VCC R2 Compact

Storage Counter Refrigerators
Adande HCS R2 Side Engine A+ Fridge
Adande HCR R2 Rear Engine A+ Fridge
The A+ Fridge is currently the most energy efficient commercial refrigerator in Europe!

Karl Hodgson, Adande’s Sales Director, said “It’s great to be back at Casual Dining and to introduce new people and new products to the Adande mix. We have great products for this market sector and our modular customisation allows for the perfect solution to customer requirements. So allow us to configure the most cost-effective, productive and ergonomic means for your unique operation and benefit more from our ‘Hold the Cold®’ technology with its unique energy saving and remarkable food quality features.”

ceda supporting the sector following the Carillion crisis

Catering trade association ceda have offered their support to foodservice sector companies affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion, announced on Monday.

The news sent shockwaves through the construction industry, its supply chain and the nation. Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has thrown its weight behind the Carillion supply chain and is representing their needs in on-going talks directly with Government, attending a meeting with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Monday.

As a founding member of Build UK, and the only Association member specific to the foodservice industry, ceda are able to feed into these discussions and represent those companies in the foodservice sector affected by Carillion’s collapse.

In pledging his organisation’s assistance, ceda Director General Adam Mason said, “As the fallout from the Carillion collapse dominates the political agenda, our unique position within the Build UK membership, places us at the forefront for any foodservice business now facing uncertain times. We are a direct route to help and support and this week to date we have been in regular communication with Members but we call on any business in the sector, ceda Members or not, who are, or feel they may be, affected by the Carillion crisis to get in touch.

“The immediate concerns and actions are with those businesses in our sector directly affected by the Carillion liquidation, but beyond that we will continue to work with Build UK to highlight that the construction business model needs to change as current conditions, payment terms and operating margins are not sustainable.”