Info for Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors
Fire Sprinklers and Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors
RAD Fire Sprinklers are often involved with mechanical and plumbing contractors when installing residential fire sprinkler systems in larger projects like high rise buildings and care homes, where the fire sprinkler system has been included in the general services building package. We have also worked directly with main contractors/developers like Berkeley Homes, Guinness Trust, Criterian Capital, United Living Etc.
The Residential Fire Sprinkler aspect of the package can sometimes pose a problem for an M&E consultant who, understandably, may not have much experience of these systems. Plumbing companies can also be expected to include a sprinkler system as part of their package and find themselves dealing with an area they are not familiar with.
Generally, we use a flame-proof system from America called Blazemaster which has the advantage of being light and easy to handle. We are more than happy to provide our advise and expertise and are used to liaising with fire officers, on such projects.
Common Technical Questions Asked By Plumbers and Engineers
- Does the property require a full or partial domestic fire sprinkler suppression system?
- What type of storage system will be required if the town main is not sufficient?
- What quantity of water will be required?
- Can the firesprinkler system be supplied from the cold water boosted main?
- At what point do we instruct a Fire sprinkler contractor to commence 1st fix?
- If the system cannot be connected to the town main, how much stored water will be required, what do the water tanks weigh and where can they be installed?
- Is the pipework flexible?
- How big is the pipework and can it be concealed?
- On high rise projects, what is the fire alarm requirement for the fire sprinkler system?
Points To Consider Prior To Instructing A Fire Sprinkler Installer
- What accreditation does the installation company have?
- Does the company specialise solely in residential fire sprinkler systems? – many companies have seen the industry as promising and are ‘dabbling’ in it or just sub-contracting the work. We concentrate entirely on Residential sprinkler systems
- How many years have they been installing these systems? We have been operating for many years exclusively in this field.
- What exactly are you being quoted for? Is there an alarm system included? What sort of pump and does it self-test?
- Are all their installers employed by the company suitably trained? All our installers are given intensive training and are instructed to work closely with the site foreman. We don’t generally sub-contract any work to 3rd parties
- Beware of false promises that a system can run from the mains water supply especially in retrofits. We give an accurate appraisal and are not afraid of losing work to companies who win work with a cheap price then throw in extras as the job progresses or even claim that the water supply is not adequate once they are on site!
- How close is the Fire Sprinkler Installation company to the project? We don’t send teams of installers all over the country then struggle to keep up with ongoing site issues. We provide a full CAD design service and are experienced when it comes to integrating our system with other services within the building – Read what some of our clients have said about RAD.
Contact RAD Fire Sprinklers for Sprinkler Systems for Plumbers and Mechanical Engineers
When it comes to needing a sprinkler system for plumbers and mechanical engineers, be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers. We regularly work with plumbing contractors and mechanical engineers installing fire sprinkler systems. With years of experience in the industry, we have developed a well-known reputation for the quality of the work we carry out. Give us a call on 01892 680090 or e-mail us and we will gladly discuss your requirements with you.
Frequently Asked Questions from Plumbers About Fire Sprinklers
Does the property require a full or partial domestic fire sprinkler suppression system?
This is something that plumbing contractors and mechanical engineers will need to take into account. If you’re unsure of the type of system you require then RAD Fire Sprinklers are on hand to assist. We can provide advice and guidance to ensure you choose the right type of suppression system.
Can the pipework for the fire sprinklers be concealed?
This all depends on the type of pipework and the style of your property. Many modern fire sprinkler systems can be concealed with piping installed into existing walls or ceilings. We always do our best to use concealed fire sprinkler systems where possible, as this helps achieve the best possible finish for our clients.
How much will the fire sprinkler system cost?
When it comes to fire sprinkler systems, we price all installation on an individual basis to ensure the fairest and most competitive price is offered to our customers. Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to discuss how much your new fire sprinklers will cost.
Why should I choose RAD Fire Sprinklers?
We have years of experience installing fire sprinklers and fire safety systems for all types of clients. We regularly work with plumbers and mechanical engineers installing fire sprinkler systems for them. No matter what your requirements might be, RAD Fire Sprinklers are on hand to assist.