Fire Sprinkler Information for Architects
What will the Fire Sprinklers look like?
Fire Sprinklers are unobstrusive and once completed, you will not even really notice them.
When will the sprinkler system be installed?
The best time to install the first fix of the Fire Sprinkler System is when all your plumbing works are going in, i.e. before ceilings are fitted.
Water and Electrics do not need to be on at this time.
When do you come back to Commission?
Commissioning and completion will be when all the ceilings are painted, the water has been connected to the system and the fused spurs are installed.
All utilites need to be on before commissioning.
Architects are often the first point of contact when it comes to the enquiry of a sprinkler system. We offer various solutions to you and your clients' fire protection needs.
Your client will generally need a sprinkler system in the following circumstances:
Open plan living with unprotected escape routes
Fire engine access, especially for new builds
Extended escape times
To avoid other, more intrusive, forms of fire protection
We are FIRAS accredited and all our installers carry CSCS cards.
Fire Sprinkler Systems installed to BS9251:2014
What about the water supply?
Fire Sprinklers can get connected to the mains water supply provided you could get enough water pressure and flow to run the system. Depending on the area, you will need either 32mm to 63mm incoming mains to provide approximately 3 bar pressure and 110 litres per minute.
If that is not possible, then a pump and tank will need to be installed. You will need a space of 2200mm (length) x 750mm (wide). The weight will be approximately 1 ton.