We've moved

A new home for FIRA International

On November 1 2021 we began testing services in our new custom-built testing facilities, following significant investment from our parent company, Element Materials Technology.

The new facility, which is close to our previous site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, helps us continue to support the furniture industry and uphold the highest standards of quality, innovation and research.

Update details you have for us

Please make sure that all correspondence are deliveries are sent to our new site:

FIRA International Ltd
Unit 3
Cockerell Close

Our phone numbers and email remain the same, so you just need to update address records.


A commitment to sustainability has been key to our planning and fit-out. When FIRA International took control of the building it had an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of 56 (category C). Our improvements have decreased this rating to 42 (category B). We'll continue to review our sustainability credentials and recycling targets for products we've tested.

Open Days

We're planning a series of Open Days in quarter 1 2022, so to be one of the first to hear details when these are released please email [email protected]


You can view our FAQs to learn more about our new site.

November 1 2021

The new test bay is operational

Testing services are underway at the new site, customers should ensure all products for testing are sent to the address: FIRA International Ltd, Unit 3, Cockerell Close, Stevenage, SG1 2NB

FIRA International
October 2021

new conditioning rooms

Darren, our Quality Manager, validating the new 35%rh conditioning room

DH Conditioning
Mid October 2021

Structural test bay

The first of our structural test machines have now been installed in our new test bay. This is where our experts will test products for safety, strength and stability

Structural test machines
October 2021

New finishes testing laboratory

The new finishes testing laboratory, this is where our experts will test worktops and surfaces - assessing abrasion, impact, scrape and scratch resistance; resistance to wet and dry heat; and chemical resistance

Finishes room
Mid-October 2021

Flammability test equipment

Our new flammability testing cabinets have been delivered to site

First testing kit on site
October 2021

New meeting and training room

The ceiling is ready to be installed in the main meeting room - this is where our experts will be delivering face-to-face training on key topics like flammability, sustainability and REACH

Meeting room
September 2021

Large Flammability Room

Our new flammability room is taking shape, this is where our experts will undertake larger scale flammability tests on items such as mattresses and entire products

Flam Room
September 2021

New office space

The shell of our new office space is in place, ready for fit-out. There will also be facilities for meetings and training in this area

September 2021

New ergonomics facilites

The area which will house our ergonomics facilities is starting to take shape, located on the first floor of our new building

September 2021

Overview of the build

A good overview of site progress, the mezzanine floor on the left is taking shape and will house our office space

FIRA International's new site
September 2021

New BIFMA testing room

The room pictured top left will house of BIFMA testing equipment, supporting those who work with the American market

August 2021

The new facilities

A good overview of the new facilities, this is from the rear of the site looking to the main entrance for deliveries

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August 2021

The new test bay

An over head shot of a section of the new test bay and the construction of some new laboratories and conditioning rooms

New site
August 2021

New mezzanine floor

Construction is well underway on a new mezzanine floor which will host our new office space