“We have worked with and recommended FiSCA for our Fire Safety consultancy on projects for a number of years. We have always found Chris’s knowledge and experience to be invaluable to our projects. His commitment to detail and prompt and reliable service have never let us down. We would highly recommend them in the future.”

Thomas O’Neill, Chartered Structural Engineer, ONCE Consultant Engineers

“We are a busy architectural practice in Co. Cork specialising in projects from small commercial, to semi-state through to educational projects.We first began to avail of the services Chris provides in September 2012. His expertise and vast knowledge in the preparation of Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates has been invaluable to our practice. We have since built up an excellent working relationship with Chris & invariably call on him for the preparation of statutory certificate applications. Chris is always professional, reliable and personable. He runs a very efficient practice, has met all our deadlines and most importantly consistently delivers within budget. I would highly recommend Chris to potential clients and fellow colleagues.”

Gerald McCarthy. Registered Architect M.R.I.A.I

“Being a sole practitioner with a considerable work load, I was desperate to meet my deadlines without hiring extra staff. I came across FiSCA and was impressed by the testimonials left by my peers and other construction professionals. I engaged Chris’ services in March 2017. He prepared three Fire Safety Certificate applications and three Disability Access Certificate applications, thereby freeing me up to move other projects forward whilst keeping the programme ticking over on the projects Chris was covering. All six applications were successfully lodged, validated and ultimately certified.
I enjoyed working with Chris very much. I found him knowledgeable, conscientious and most of all very transparent. Chris was in constant contact with updates on the projects. Despite the projects being located in Dublin, Chris and I worked together on the sites to ensure that all details were covered prior to lodgement and none of the applications were invalidated or further information sought. I am delighted to recommend Chris of FiSCA and shall certainly send future work his way.”

Anne Mahon, Architect MRIAI, Dublin.

“I have engaged the services of Chris Blake of FiSCA for the preparation of Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates since 2007. I have found him to be a complete professional in all my dealings with him and his practice. He consistently delivers on time and on budget with no hidden costs.
I find that I can offer a reliable and timely service to my clients by using FiSCA. Chris is at all times patient and courteous and I would highly recommend him to any prospective client.”

John Quigley B.E. MIEI., John Quigley & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Wexford.

“In an increasingly busy and complex world of designs and approvals, I am delighted to have used FiSCA for both FSC’s and DAC’s. It gives me the flexibility as a designer to give more time to my core skill while having this necessary expertise to hand to lift the capabilities and services of our long standing architectural practice.
FiSCA’s service has always been cost effective, creative, efficient and prompt and I hope that some but not too many read this review so that they remain available for my ongoing and upcoming projects.”

Anthony Brabazon, FRIAI, ABA Architects, Dublin.

We have engaged the Fire and Access consultancy services of FiSCA for a wide range of public and commercial projects over the last decade. At all times FiSCA, under the personal direction of Chris Blake, has provided Dorman Architects and our clients with a thorough, competent and professional service for a very reasonable fee. When FiSCA give a date for the delivery of a Fire or Access Certificate you can be assured that they will deliver on their commitment. We expect to continue our strong relationship with FiSCA for a long time to come.

John Dorman, MRIAI. John Dorman Architects, Dublin.

I have worked with FiSCA on the preparation of Fire Safety Certificates and Disabled Access Certificates, I’ve found Chris helpful, efficient and informative, suggesting options which are helpful from a design perspective. Getting FiSCA involved at an early stage of a project helps us significantly with our final design solution.

Colin Bell, Architect, MRIAI, Sligo

We have worked with Chris Blake of FiSCA since 2015 on a variety of projects, where we have applied successfully for Fire Safety & Disabled Access Certificates on a number of intricate projects. Chris has assisted us at the design stage to provide fire safety solutions, which has been invaluable on projects with tight client schedules. Chris has always been generous with his time & advice, fostering a good professional relationship with our office, which gives us the assurance that excellent & accurate guidance will be at the other end of a phone line. We have no hesitation in recommending Chris.

Michael Malone MRIAI, Ceardean Architects, Dublin

I have used FiSCA since 2008 for the preparation and submission of a number of fire safety certificate and disability access certificate applications as well as general advice relating to fire and access issues. I have always been very happy with the service and have found Chris to be very professional, helpful and easy to work with. I will use his services again and have no hesitation in recommending him to both
clients and colleagues.

Patrick Harrington. MRIAI, MIPI. Patrick Harrington Architects

I have worked with Chris Blake of FiSCA since 2009 and right from the start he has impressed me with his efficient professional manner. As architects we need effective fire safety solutions that will be implemented in our design and meet all regulatory fire safety standards. Chris has consistently delivered a first class service with sometimes impossibly tight deadlines. I use Chris because he offers a quality service with competitive prices and will work with me to deliver projects on time.

Oliver Daly, MRIAI, Oliver Daly Architects, Castleisland, Co Kerry.

FiSCA have carried out a number of Fire Safety Certificate & DAC applications for my company in recent years. I have found their services to be thorough & their approach robust, this results in minimal issues with the application process once lodged. Most crucially to my projects, FiSCA are very responsive to project queries and changes that may occur to project strategy or site issues arising during the course of building works. They are also clear on their timelines & pricing, giving reassurance to clients & the project team.

Glen Campbell B Arch, Dip Arch Tech. Dublin.

I have contracted FiSCA to prepare FSC and DAC applications for me since 2008. It is my opinion that they can prepare the applications more quickly, more efficiently and more cheaply than I can myself. Crucially, Chris is pleasant and professional to deal with and makes the process of information exchange as painless as possible. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Stephen O’Shea, MRIAI, Dublin.

We have instructed FiSCA to prepare and submit fire safety certificate applications to various local authorities since 2007. We have found FiSCA to be authorities on the issues and helpful in their approach. The delivery of their service has been professional and adherence to agreed timescales breathes confidence with not only us but the clients we represent.

Kevin Hollingsworth, MRICS. McGovern Surveyors, Dublin.

I have used Chris Blake’s services for FSC and DAC applications for the past few years. I have always found him to be efficient, effective, helpful and knowledgeable. His after care service is impressive and his work is always reasonably priced.

Donal Hoare, MRIAI. Co. Cork.

I have employed Chris Blake for the provision of Fire Safety Certificates. I have found him reliable particularly in terms of time scales and scheduling of dates. He is also thorough and conscientious, informing me of areas where more information may be needed. I would recommend him as suitable to work on his own, using his own initiative.

Laura Bowen, MRIAI. Laura Bowen Architects. Co.Kildare.

We have been working with Chris Blake of FiSCA on several projects for about two years now. We have found him professional, helpful, reliable and methodical. He has always delivered his work on time and in a cost efficient manner. I have no reservations in recommending Chris for the preparation of Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate applications.

Zeno Winkens, MRIAI RIBA. Winkens Architecture, Wexford.

We have worked with Chris Blake of FiSCA for almost 3 years in the areas of both Fire Safety and more recently in Disability Access. FiSCA conduct practically all of our applications to Local Authorities nationwide and we find them efficient and reasonable to deal with. FiSCA have also met all our application deadlines and follow through where necessary with equal efficiency.

Charles Hulgraine, Architect MRIAI, RIBA, Dublin.

We have worked with Chris Blake on a range of projects since 2007 in his capacity as a fire safety contractor. We have found him to be professional & prompt in all instances. We would have no hesitation recommending his services.

Lawrence and Long Architects, Dublin.

We have used Chris Blake as a Fire Safety Contractor and found him to be very helpful, professional, reliable, approachable and best of all, an economical solution to our needs, regardless of distance. We will be using his services again when the need arises and we have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone.

Stuart A. Smith. AMIEI. Planning & Architectural Services, Co.Cork.

We have availed of the services of Chris Blake over the past three years in the preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications. We have always found Chris to be adept at understanding our requirements and business-like in meeting them. He has always delivered his work in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Vivian Cummins, MRIAI. Vivian Cummins & Associates Ltd. Co.Kildare.

We have subcontracted work to Chris Blake for a number of years now. We have found that Chris combines technical competence with a consistently prompt, efficient, helpful and courteous delivery of service. On the basis of the experience we have had with him, we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him – unreservedly. We would add that he has charged very competitively.

S. J. Carroll, MRIAI. S. J. Carroll & Co. Architects. Dublin.

We have used Chris Blake’s service for Fire Safety Certificate applications and they have proven to be technically very proficient and most professional.

MI.Kenny, MRIAI, Kenny & Associates, Co.Offaly.

I have engaged the services of Chris Blake for the preparation of Fire Safety Certificates. I have found him to be most professional in attending to the tasks commissioned. He is most knowledgeable, courteous and has always produced the necessary documentation on time. His fees are most reasonable with no hidden extras or expenses. All in all, the service offered by Chris has enabled me to offer a reliable and professional service to my own clients.

T. Sheahan, MRIAI. Patrick J. Sheahan & Partners Ltd, Limerick.

I have found Chris Blake to be a great asset to our practice, a real “tele-working” resource. As a professional he is reliable, conscientious and diligent about every aspect of his work. I have no reservations in recommending Chris for the preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications.

John Scahill, MIEI. McGann Scahill, Architects & Environmental Engineers, Co.Mayo.

Chris Blake has been assisting us with the preparation and submission of Fire Safety Certificate applications on a variety of building types/sizes since 2006. We have found him to be thoroughly knowledgeable, professional and reliable and a consistently positive contributor to the work of our design teams. He always delivers on time and at very reasonable cost and we have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mark Kelly, MRIAI. Mark G. Kelly Architects. Co.Dublin.

We have sub-contracted our Fire Safety Certificate applications to Chris Blake since 2006. We have found him to be helpful and easy to work with and his work has been reasonably priced and efficiently delivered at all times.

Paul Haslette, MRIAI. PW Haslette Architects. Co.Donegal.

Chris Blake has prepared a number of Fire Safety Certificate applications for me and I was very pleased with the service. I found Chris to be very efficient, informative and helpful. He submitted applications on time and quoted very competitively for each. I would recommend him highly and will be happy to avail of his services again.

Aoife Tuomey, MRIAI. Aoife Tuomey Architects, Dublin.

Chris Blake of FiSCA has prepared and lodged applications to every administrative building control authority in the country since the inception of Fire Safety Certificates in 1991. 

You may ring Chris on 071 933 5987 to discuss your project/building for a quotation or alternatively forward drawings to Chris at cb@fisca.ie. You’ll receive a quote within 24hrs, providing it’s not 6pm on Friday evening.