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Case Study | Finchcocks, Goudhurst

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Finchcocks Project Details

  • Finchcocks in Goudhurst
  • Built in 1725
  • Sprinkler system
  • Historic Building
  • 3 Phase instalation

Finchcocks in Goudhurst was built in 1725 and has had a colourful past under various guardians. Most recently, over the last 100 years it has been a ballet school, museum and music school, offering piano courses.

The current Finchcocks owner, whilst not having an obligation to install a sprinkler system, wanted to protect the fabric of his historic building in the event of a fire.

RAD Fire Sprinklers was asked to fit a sprinkler system at the mansion, starting on the top floor and working down. A sprinkler rather than a mist system was fitted, as the ceilings were above the height that mist systems are capable of working too.

The project was started in July 2019 and has been worked on in three phases, the final being completed in June 2021 – with a total of 116 sprinklers fitted across the property.

Our experience of working in historic buildings allowed us to anticipate some of the potential problems that an old building would present.
Access is the main one but we overcame it, being sympathetic to the building by lifting and replacing floors to avoid cutting into walls or ceilings.

We worked around 18th century beams, panelling and ceiling rosettes to install the system so that it blended in as much as possible.

It’s a longer process but necessary for us to have left the mansion exactly as we had found it.

Finchcocks now has an owner with peace of mind that should the worst happen, his beautiful home and music school will have a higher level of fire protection.

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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.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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