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Fire Sprinkler Information for Landlords

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.


Being a landlord, you can protect your property and tenants by having a fire sprinkler system installed.  In particular, houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) are usually at a high risk of fire.  


If you are a landlord, your property is likely to need a fire sprinkler system in the following circumstances:


  • Where there are reduced levels of fire resistance between different user groups (e.g. flats above shops)

  • If you are converting the loft space

  • To allow inner rooms to open onto an open plan living space 

  • To allow for stairways descending into open plan lounge areas


Some Local Authorities even offer grants to landlords of HMOs to upgrade their properties.


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.

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