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fire sprinkler system damaged hallway

Another Disaster Averted by One of Our Domestic Sprinkler Systems

fire sprinkler system damaged hallway

Two days ago a fire started within the stairwell of a home for adolescents in North London. The ensuing fire was quickly extinguished by one fire sprinkler head. The cover plate for a second sprinkler head had been released in preparation for the second head to be active. The second head didn’t deploy because the temperature began to reduce due to the activation of the first sprinkler head.

No water was delivered from the second head because as a 2-stage device, the heat hadn’t reached the trigger point.

This was the first activation within this particular care home however, our domestic sprinkler systems have extinguished 2 fires on separate occasions in another property which our customer operates within London.

Regarding these activations, our customer claimed that “your system was the best investment that we have made” after the first activation 5 years ago. On that occasion, the fire started in the room of a teenage resident in the corner of the room where a computer table was positioned and a plastic chair had melted in the heat.

melted furniture

This image shows the seat has melted from the heat, the table has started to collapse but the curtain hasn’t even been singed before the sprinkler head deployed

The heat from the burning chair had activated the concealed domestic sprinkler systems heads which was approximately two meters away from the seat of the fire. The fire had been extinguished before the flames had even singed a curtain that was hanging above the table at a distance of approximately 40 cm from the seat of the fire.

On both occasions, there was a small amount of residual water damage but this was completely outweighed by the fact that both of the homes were reopened within a couple of days.

The consequence of not having sprinklers would have been far higher damage from the resulting fire and a much larger quantity of water damage when the Fire and Rescue services had attended.

The second activation within the same home occurred about 2 years ago when a clothes dryer within a utility room caught fire.


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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.
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15:50 11 Jul 22
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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.
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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.
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09:25 30 Mar 15
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