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Loft Conversions and Residential Fire Sprinklers

Residential Fire Sprinklers for Loft Conversions

Residential sprinklers the ideal solution within a loft conversion

An open plan lounge within a two story property is very common and normally poses few problems satisfying Building Regulations AD part B. However, when the owners of that property decide to extend the living space into the loft, this can cause a complication with fire regulation compliance as follows:

  • When the floor height of  the new level becomes greater than 7.5 meters from the external ground level, Loft conversions and residential fire sprinklers are frequently utilised together in this scenario.
  • The means of escape from the new living area created in the loft must be protected from fire.
  • Where the staircase enters the open plan ground floor area, a fire-proof corridor to an external exit must be created
  • If there is an escape window on the 1st floor and a fire door at the top of the staircase, it may be possible to cover only the ground floor open plan area

Benefits of Having Loft Sprinkler Systems Installed

  • They can minimise the material costs –
  • They can reduce the fire door requirement and fire proofing
  • They can enable a much more open plan design
  • No need to form a protected corridor through the open plan area from the staircase to external exit

It is very important to test the available water supply when considering the possibility of utilising a residential fire sprinkler system. RAD Fire Sprinklers will always ensure that concealed sprinkler heads are used on this type of project in order to ensure that there is no visual impact.

Generally speaking, when all the property requires sprinkler coverage, the water main will have to be upgraded or a storage system can be utilised. When the open plan area only requires protecting, a high pressure mist system could be utilised subject to building control permission.

RAD Fire Sprinklers have years of experience in the design, specification and installation of these systems so give us a call on 01892 680090 and talk to us about your requirements…………remember, we don’t employ sales staff – talk to an engineer!

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