We currently provide fire sprinkler services to some of the UK's largest wharehouses and manufacturing plants. Thse services include regular servicing and maintenance of sprinkler pumps to ensure that in the event of a fire the sprinkler system performs successfully as it has been designed and installed to do so.
Why does my house have a domestic fire sprinkler system installed in it?
It's still unusual to find a fire sprinkler syste installed in the family home, but they are being specified more and more in new build properties or retrospectively in traditional houses where additiojal living space is planned.
The answer currently is that they are a mandatory requirement in new houses if you live in Wales. However, as this is not a mandatory requirement in the rest of the UK, if you don’t live in Wales what is the answer to the question ?
There are several reasons why a domestic fire sprinkler system could be installed in a property. Surprisingly, there are very few systems which are installed in order to enhance the safety of the family who are living in a property which already conforms to every aspect of ADB (approved document B – fire safety) !
Or, to put it another way, there is a 95% chance that the fire sprinkler system has been installed in your property in order to compensate for a shortcoming in the usual degree of fire protection which homes are provided with normally. This explains the importance of annual testing of residential fire sprinkler systems
Does that mean that my family are more vulnerable if there is a fire?
No. Your family stands a much better chance of surviving a fire with a fire sprinkler system that conforms to BS 9251 installed in your property provided that it has been installed properly and maintained regularly.