We support one of the highest life safety systems, and that is the installation of domestic sprinklers.

Sprinklers are the most effective way to ensure that fires are suppressed or even extinguished before the fire service can arrive. They save lives and reduce injuries, protect firefighters who attend incidents and reduce the amount of damage to both property and the environment from fire.

Sprinkler timeline

Sprinklers can:

  • Reduce death and injury in fire
  • Reduce the risk to fire fighters
  • Protect property and heritage
  • Reduce the effects of arson
  • Reduce fire costs and disruption to the community and business
  • Simply reduces risk to life!!

Householders Guide to Fire Sprinklers

 

Regulations: (2014) applied to new and converted:

  • Care Homes (as defined in the Care Standards Act 2000)
  • Children’s Residential Homes
  • Boarding Houses
  • Halls of Residences
  • Hostels (other than hostels intended for temporary accommodation for leisure purposes e.g. not Youth Hostels or backpacker hostels)

 

In 2016 New Regulations also applied to:

  • Houses
  • Flats
  • Any other residential purpose
  • This applies to any property that is becoming residential, therefore:
  • All New Build construction
  • Existing (non-residential properties converted to new residential use)
  • Now to include Holiday Lets

 

The new regulations do not apply to:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Hotels
  • Prisons
  • Residential caravans

 

The new regulations apply when a new building work creates a new residence or residences, or when a change of use occurs to convert an existing building into a new residence or residences.

Standards of systems:

BS EN 12845:2015 (commercial systems)

BS 9251:2021 (residential occupancies)

BS 8458:2015 (residential water mist systems)

 

 

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