Information for Architects and Developers
Fire Sprinkler Information for Architects and Developers
We are often asked for information for architects and developers who have sometimes had little or no involvement with residential fire sprinkler systems in the past. They are sometimes unaware that these systems are being installed in houses, hostels, care homes and high rise developments throughout the UK and particularly in Wales.
The inquiry can be generated by a difficulty satisfying some part of the Approved document B requirements of the Building Regulations. Such problems are often highlighted late in the build program. Building Control Officers frequently suggest that a residential fire sprinkler systems will solve the problem.
A major concern for an architect or developer is that the sprinkler heads could be visually intrusive. This is never the case when concealed residential fire sprinkler heads are used. Wherever possible, sprinklers are positioned in line with down lights and other objects which have been installed in the ceiling.
Common Problems Architects and Developers Suffer From
Many common design problems experienced by architects and developers can be alleviated by incorporating a fire sprinkler system into a residential property in order to gain relaxations in AD part B regulations, such as:
- Limited access for a fire tender when a property is situated more than 45 meters from road curt-ledge
- Open stairway to an open plan ground floor area from a room on the 2nd floor of that property
- A lack of an alternative means of escape where an occupied space is more then 7.5M high
- Fire compartmentalization between different purpose groups for example flats above commercial premises
- Travel from inner rooms passing through kitchens.
If any of these issues are affecting your project, we can offer advise and solutions to these problems. RAD specialise exclusively in the design, installation and maintenance of domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems and are uniquely third party accredited. Our expertise and experience in this field are second to none.
The Fire Sprinkler Installation Process
The installation process within a traditionally joisted ceiling or concrete soffits is very straight-forward and is carried out at the same 1st fix stage as any other trade like electrics and plumbers. Our team at RAD Fire Sprinklers have worked with a number of architects and developers over the years and we’ll ensure the installation process is explained to you in detail.
Having a fire sprinkler system installed in your new development will help to improve the safety of your build and protect your property should the unfortunate happen. No matter what your fire sprinkler installation might be, we’ll ensure your property development or architectural build might be we’ll ensure it’s fitted with the best type of fire sprinkler system.
Benefits of Installing Domestic Fire Sprinklers
A developer can gain significant return on investment by installing domestic fire sprinkler systems in a new project, including:
1. Enhanced project design with more open space.
2. Increased design density of the overall development.
3. Reduced building costs due to a reduction in passive fire protection systems.
4. Increased revenue due to a greater number of units produced.
5. Unique selling point to the customer.
Contact RAD Fire Sprinklers for Fire Sprinkler Systems for Development Properties
If you’re a developer or architect and you’re in need of a fire sprinkler system installing, then be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers. We have worked with a number of architects and property developers over the years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience between our team we’ll ensure your new build property is fitted with best type of fire sprinkler system. From concealed fire sprinkler heads to full building systems, we have a number of options to choose from .
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Sprinkler Systems for Architects and Developers
How much does it cost to install a fire sprinkler system in a new build property?
At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we price all fire sprinkler systems on and individual basis to ensure that the architects and developers we work with get the best possible price for the system they require. As experts in fire safety systems, we can advise on the type of system you should have installed ensuring your new property is kept safe and the fire risk is reduced.
Why should I have a fire sprinkler system installed?
Fire sprinkler systems are important to help improve fire safety. Depending on the type of property you’re building it might be a requirement of building regulations to have a fire sprinkler system installed. Sprinklers can be added into an existing design and some systems can even enhance the appeal of your property.
Who will install the fire sprinkler system?
All of our fire sprinkler systems are installed by fully trained and experienced engineers to ensure your new fire safety system is fitted correctly. The RAD Fire Sprinklers team have years of experience installing all types of fire sprinkler systems for architects and developers throughout the country.
Are fire sprinkler regulations the same across the UK?
No. Building regulations in regards to fire safety differ across the UK. Wales have different regulations relating to fire safety and when you choose RAD Fire Sprinklers, we’ll ensure the fire sprinkler system we install meets with current regulations.