Sprinklers have been proven to reduce the impact of fire. They are potentially a life saving measure that brings multiple benefits to properties and the environment.
Sprinkler systems can be installed in new build housing & care homes, but can also be retro fitted to existing properties to allow freedom in design or bring you the peace of mind, knowing your family are protected in the event of a fire.
The majority of our systems are installed in a specialist product called CPVC or “blazemaster” as it is more commonly known.
Our systems can be installed in new houses or retro fitted into existing homes & residential accommodation.
A Domestic property is a dwelling that has no more than one family unit. This could be a house, individual flats and maisonettes. BS 9251: 2014 requires that a sprinkler system must be designed to ensure that two sprinkler heads can be fed by a water supply for at least 10 minutes
A Residential property is classified as buildings used for: care homes, nursing homes, blocks of flats, houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs). BS 9251: 2014 requires that a sprinkler system must be designed to ensure that four sprinkler heads can be fed by a water supply for at least 30 minutes.
Most installations are completed in two stages:
Stage 1 (first fix):
The building is prepared for the system by drilling timbers etc. The pipework and sprinkler heads are then installed and tested for soundness.
Stage 2 (Second Fix):
Once the building is nearing completion and ceilings have been plastered and painted. The installation caps are removed from the sprinkler heads and the cover plates, typically white in colour are installed. The valveset is then installed and connected to the water supply.
Once second fix is completed, the system will be tested and commissioned to ensure it is achieving the required pressure and flow rates for the system to operate correctly in the event of a fire.