Adexon Fire & Smoke is the Cubex group business that focusses entirely on fire and smoke curtains. Since 2005 Adexon has been dedicated to improvement and raising the bar. For Adexon this translates into improving fire safety. This has taken on even greater significance post Grenfell. You can read more about the significance and need for fire safety improvements here.

In recent years Adexon has been awarded a number of prestigious project wins and has used these opportunities to increase investment in both product development and automation of production. Examples are:

  • ‘bolt-free’ fabric retention design removes potential tearing and snagging issues giving a low-maintenance solution
  • smoke control with fire resistant components
  • highly automated production and lean processes

Alongside our work on our core products, we are on a journey to drive improvement in fire safety for everyone.

One aspect of our research looks at “The essential need for 3rd party certification:

  • From a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited Notified Body – currently maintained by the Notified Body
  • Contains explicit product details e.g. of what sizes are tested and the components
  • Comes with a Technical Annexe as provided by CE marking”

Also, why, whilst 3rd party certification is essential, CE marking is critical, especially for life-safety products such as relating to fire.

The research will show if you can “take the manufacturer’s word for it”, or if the above certification is indeed essential. 

We will include manufacturers big and small, with the objective of showing an impartial assessment that is right for fire safety.

Some of the team

Charles Devenish

Managing Director

Charles has been at the forefront of the Cubex and Adexon businesses for over 18 years, skilfully navigating the business through the GFC and changes to the fire industry post-Grenfell. With a strong background in science and engineering,

Zola Remmington

Systems & Accounts Assistant

Zola Remmington is our Systems Assistance who has been with us for two years. With her exceptional academic background and straight A’s in her A-Levels, Zola has proven herself to be a superb addition to our team.

Eileen Brewer

Operations Document Control​

With over 25 years of experience in construction and contracts administration, as well as logistics planning and delivery, Eileen Brewer is a reliable and trusted member of our team. Her “can-do” attitude and attention to detail make her the go-to person.

Jamie Nelson

Design & Installation Manager

Jamie Nelson, our Design & Installation Manager, has an impressive track record in his field. He set the bar high at the onset of his career, achieving an 84% score (high 1st class) in his Product Design Engineering Bachelor’s degree.

Tom Bigwood

Technical Consultant

Tom Bigwood, our Technical Consultant, has over seven years of experience in the fire industry. It was during his time as a UK Sales Manager in the industry that he discovered his passion for the fire and smoke curtain market.

Jack McKinney

Business Development Executive

Jack brings professional enthusiasm and willingness to Adexon clients, he ensures new relationships are built with responsive and timely communications so that each client’s questions are answered in full, and promptly.

Accreditations and what they mean

UKAS certification

BRE/UKAS – evaluated our management systems and products’ quality and safety – all ✓

means our H&S processes meet an excellent standard.

H&S documentation and work activities were all assessed – all ✓

means our products are tested and certified by an independent certification body.

acknowledgement of ability, authority and credibility.