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What To Consider before Sprinkler Fire System Installation?

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No matter the type or size of your building, a sprinkler fire system has its benefits for you and the occupants instead. Whether this is for your own residential home or place of work. Sprinklers have been known to both save lives and damage property. 


But, what should you consider before installation? Find out more here. 


What Sprinkler Fire System Do You Need?

Firstly, you should take into consideration the type of building you are wanting the sprinkler system in and the function it can have. For example in residential buildings, the most common type is the wet pipe sprinkler system. This basic model distributes water when a high temperature is detected, as the water is stored under pressure. 


However, for commercial buildings, certain modifications may need to be taken into consideration. Though they take longer to activate, dry pipe systems are ideal for industrial buildings, such as factories that are vulnerable to serious commercial problems. For example, frozen pipes and pipes bursting. In these cases, the pipes are supplied with compressed air or nitrogen gas instead of water. If a fire breaks out, the air in these pipes will leak and allow the water to travel through to the sprinkler heads. 


Find out more about what sprinkler systems could benefit specific buildings here. 

Type of Sprinkler Head

So, you know what sprinkler fire system you are wanting. Now, it is crucial to consider the different types of sprinkler heads you can have with the system. Though there are four types (pendant, concealed, upright and sidewall), the two ones found in residential homes are pendant and concealed


For homes, you might want to consider a concealed sprinkler head. As the name would suggest, this sprinkler head blends into its surroundings and does not have a sprinkler head hanging down in sight. Instead, it is decorated with a decorative cap. This is a great alternative for those who are worried the sprinkler system will clash with their aesthetic. For more information on sprinkler head selection, read our previous blog here. 

The Water Supply Source

The source of the fire sprinkler system’s water supply is another important factor to take into account. An elevated tank and a pressure tank that satisfies the requirements for a pressure vessel are two acceptable sources of water for your sprinkler fire system. It should have an appropriate pressure source, a water storage source, and a pump connection. 


To ensure adequate pressure and capacity for the system’s demands, you can also utilise a well that includes a pump or a dependable waterworks system with an automatic pump.

Fire Sprinkler System Installation Company

Once you have decided on the details, it is time to find a reputable company to install your sprinkler fire system. Look for organisations that are third-party accredited and have experience in the fire protection system industry.


Here at RAD, we are long-standing certified members of FIRAS and meet all requirements for certification. Our experts understand how sprinkler systems can benefit all types of buildings; including, warehouses, car parks and other residential properties. Does your home need a sprinkler system? Find out here on our previous blog.   


For more information on our services, or to receive a quote, fill in our online form here. Or, give us a call at 01892 680 090.


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!
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.
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!!!
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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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