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Recent Case Studies of Fire Sprinkler Systems

It’s no surprise that, here at RAD, we are back to advocate the use of fire sprinkler systems in all types of buildings and why they should be installed. Across the UK, there are regular fires in both residential and commercial properties. However, when a fire sprinkler system has been retrofitted throughout, casualties and property damage is minified.

Check out just a few examples in the sprinkler industry and what buildings can benefit from sprinkler systems.

Portsmouth

Back in May, a fire started at a student accommodation block. However, due to the installation of fire sprinkler systems throughout the high-rise blocks, this was soon suppressed in time for fire crews to arrive on the scene. The emergency services were able to quickly extinguish the flames that had already diminished an immense amount due to the sprinklers dispersing and suppressing the fire.

Rob Cole, assistant director of operations, stated:

“Sprinklers really do make a big difference in keeping communities safe and preventing fires from spreading.”

As this was a student accommodation, fires are a potential risk, especially with younger students who may never have had experience in kitchens before. Therefore, to ensure no lives are lost and property damage remains minuscule for both the university and landlords. For more information on the benefits of fire sprinkler systems in universities, read our previous blog here.

Doncaster

 

As part of a joint venture between South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, local building developers St Leger Homes and Doncaster Council, a number of sprinklers were retrofitted in all nine high-rise buildings in the new city. This was a result and in response to the Grenfell tragedy and all three companies banded together to ensure fire safety was a priority in these Doncaster flats.

And this has paid off. On the 25th of August 2022, the combination of smoke alarms and systems suppressed fire in the high-rise Shaftesbury House. By the time the fire emergency services were there, the flames had been extinguished and only smoke remained. It’s a perfect example of the benefits that a fire sprinkler system can have on residents, as there was a limited amount of property damage and no lives were lost. Dave Richmond, chief executive at St Leger Homes, went on to say:

“This incident shows the effectiveness of the high-rise fire safety measures that we have put in place, and how important sprinkler systems are in safeguarding people and their homes.”

For more information on how fire sprinkler systems can benefit high-rise apartment complexes, read our previous blog here. 

Our Fire Sprinkler Systems

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we advocate the installation of fire sprinkler systems in all types of buildings. It doesn’t matter whether these are residential or commercial properties. No matter what industry or size of the building, sprinklers can have a positive impact on both property damage and the lives that could be affected if a fire did start.

For more information on our fire sprinkler systems, or to receive a quote, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090 and speak to one of our specialists today. Why not follow us on Twitter? Our team posts helpful guides and updates on information related to domestic sprinkler systems. All are delivered straight to your social feed.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
David
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
Roxy
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
Music N Videoz
07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
Adam Hudson
16:45 15 Nov 13

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