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About Us

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About Us

Durcan Services is one of the UK’s leading companies for the design, installation and maintenance / servicing of all fire protection disciplines including dry risers, fire alarms, fire sprinklers, AOV smoke vents, fire extinguishers, fire supression & Ansul kitchen supression systems, PAVA voice alarms, PA tannoy systems, intruder alarms and other emergency systems.


We serve areas across the UK, specialising in rapid response across London / Kent / East Anglia / Midlands regions.


We offer a 24hr emergency call out service, call 0800 77 20206 if you require assistance.


Our new online booking tool has been introduced to allow customers to book their appointments at a time to suit them. The system boasts full autonomous syncronisation from the initial customer enquiry to the point the job is completed by our engineer and the certification emailed direct to the client when we have completed works, this streamlines the process and allows us to offer a better service to our clients.


Our success is built on a total commitment to quality and service using the latest security products and systems from leading manufacturers.


Our service and maintenance capabilities and technical back up are second to none, ensuring that our customers have peace of mind using the best quality system on the market.


Whether you require a complex integrated system including dry risers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, intruder alarms and CCTV for a large commercial premises or the simplest of home intruder alarm system, we can tailor a package to suit your requirements.


With years of specialist knowledge and experience, Durcan Services aims to provide value for money while utilising the latest technology, and is unrivalled in its commitment to excellence.


Durcan Services protects both your business premises and employees’ safety with a comprehensive range of fire safety systems and services.
From fully integrated fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems through to fire risk assessments and a comprehensive selection of fire safety training courses. Durcan Services designs and implements your entire site fire safety strategy to ensure minimal risk to site, compliance with legislation and most importantly, safety of employees.

To ensure your fire safety systems continue to operate without problem, we provide a comprehensive system maintenance package to cover all fire safety systems. Monitoring is also recommended to ensure your protection is continual out of business hours.


AOV Smoke Vents

AOV Installation

AOV Servicing

AOV Repairs


AOV Smoke Vent Systems


We offer installation, comissioning, servicing / maintenance and repairs for all types of AOV smoke vent systems across the UK.

We are specialists in natural and smoke ventilation systems and have been designing, supplying, installing and commissioning ventilation systems for over 15 years for a variety of projects of all shapes and sizes. If you are in the initial stages of planning a new project and need to begin specifying smoke or natural ventilation solutions we can help define what you might need and the costs involved for both installation and lifetime running costs.

Dry Risers

Dry & Wet Risers 

Dry Riser Install

Dry Riser Service / Testing


Dry Risers

Dry Riser Pressure Test

We offer installation, comissioning, servicing / maintenance and repairs for all types of dry risers across the UK.


6 Month Visual Inspection Consists Of  Checking The Following - 

  • Exercise all valves and leave them secured in the closed position (checking strap and lock if required)
  • All outlet washers
  • For damaged and missing blank caps and chains
  • That all hand wheels and nuts are undamaged and intact
  • Landing outlet valves open freely and are undamaged
  • The inlet cabinet and do for corrosion
  • The inlet breaching valve springs and rubbers are free moving and in good condition
  • The inlet/outlet cabinet glass
  • All required sinage is present and correct


Annual Pressure Testing

Dry Risers - An annual pressure test entails connecting the inlet to a pump and water supply. The system is then completely charged with water to a pressure of 12 bar, measured at inlet for a period of at least 15 minutes. During this period an inspection is made to ensure that there is no leakage of water at any of the joints or landing valves. Once the pressure test is completed the system must be drained so that it is left ready for immediate use. In the event of the system failing we are able to carry out dry riser tests using air to locate the origin of any leaks without causing any water damage, once the repair is completed we could carry out a full dry riser pressure test using water inline with British Standards.

Wet Risers - For Wet Riser Sytems there are additional checks, on cleanliness of storage tanks, booster pumps and associated mechanical and electrical equipment.


Riser Maintenance & Remedial Repairs -

  • Replacing outlet washers
  • Repair or replace valves (replace lock and strap if necessary)
  • Replace blank caps and chains
  • Repair or replace hand wheel nuts
  • Repair or replace landing outlets
  • Replace the inlet cabinet and door
  • Repair the inlet breeching valve/s springs (replace rubbers as necessary)
  • Replace inlet/outlet cabinet glass
  • Supply dry riser sinage to all floors if required



What is Dry Riser Servicing?


A Dry Riser is a network of pipes running up inside of taller buildings (or ones with restricted access) to enable the fire brigade to pump water to areas within the building when tackling fires high up.

The buildings Responsible Person (or RP) is legally required to ensure the system is maintained to BS 9990:2006 code of practice which means a full annual pressure test plus a six monthly visual check for dry risers in buildings over 18 metres but below 60 metres (anything over 60 metres or 18 stories must have wet risers).

At Durcan Services we pride ourselves on servicing equipment to the highest standard. Our competent, qualified and DBS (CRB) checked engineers can service a variety of dry riser systems and ensure everything is working as it should.


What locations do we cover for Dry Riser Servicing & Dry Riser Repairs?


We cover most areas of England for dry riser work, we have vans most days visiting cities across the south in areas such as London, Cambdrigeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Leicestershire, Lincoln, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Middlesex.



Who Is Responsible For Dry Riser Testing?


It is usualy the building landlord / owner who is responsible for ensuring the dry riser within a building is correctly maintained. Durcan Services carried out dry riser work for all types of customers including councils, local authorities, landlords, commercial operatations, distribution centres, car parks and shopping centres.


For more information on how we can help install, repair or maintain your property, call us today on 0800 77 20206 or email info@durcans.co.uk

We offer a no obligation assessment and quotation.

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