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Fire Sprinklers Installation

How to Install Fire Sprinklers in Your Home

Fire sprinklers are a critical part of any home safety plan. These fire sprinkler systems are designed to automatically detect and suppress fires before they have a chance to spread, protecting your home and its occupants from the devastating effects of a fire. Due to the Grenfell catastrophe, new building requirements are being enforced throughout the UK and Ireland. Fire safety standards are evolving, so it’s critical to make sure your home has enough fire prevention equipment in place. Here is everything you need to know when it comes to installing them in your home and some of their misconceptions. 

What are the Benefits of Installing Fire Sprinklers in Your Home? 

Having fire sprinklers installed in your home can provide numerous benefits, including:

  1. Increased safety: The most obvious benefit of fire sprinklers is the increased level of safety they provide. These systems are designed to quickly and effectively suppress fires, reducing the risk of serious damage to your home and its contents. This can help to protect your family and your belongings from the devastating effects of a fire.
  2. Reduced risk of injury or death: In the event of a fire, every second counts. Fire sprinklers can help to quickly suppress a fire, reducing the risk of serious injuries or fatalities. Studies have shown that homes with fire sprinklers are up to 91% less likely to experience a fire-related fatality.
  3. Lower insurance premiums: Many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who have fire sprinklers installed in their homes. This is because they can help to reduce the risk of damage to your home and its contents, which can save a significant amount of money on repair and replacement costs.
  4. Early detection: Fire sprinklers are designed to automatically detect fires as they start, allowing them to suppress a fire before it has a chance to spread. This early detection can help to minimise the amount of damage a fire can cause, and can also provide an early warning to occupants, allowing them to evacuate the premises quickly and safely.
  5. Reduced damage: Because fire sprinklers are designed to quickly suppress fires, they can help to minimise the amount of damage a fire can cause to your home and its contents. This can save a significant amount of money on repair and replacement costs, and can also help to reduce the emotional toll of experiencing a fire.

In addition to these benefits, fire sprinklers can also provide peace of mind for homeowners. Knowing that there is a system in place to quickly and effectively deal with a fire can help to reduce anxiety and stress, and can give you and your family the confidence that your home is well-protected.

What are Misconceptions about Fire Sprinklers? 

Some common misconceptions include:

  1. They are too expensive: While fire sprinklers may require an upfront investment, the long-term benefits can outweigh the initial cost. In addition, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who have fire sprinklers installed, which can help to offset the cost.
  2. They are not necessary: While it is true that some fires can be safely contained with a fire extinguisher, no one can guarantee that there will be someone in the property who is able or willing to tackle the fire. In these cases, fire sprinklers will tackle the fire on your behalf safely and quickly. The fire services are very keen on residential fire sprinkler systems because they invariably tackle the fire before the arrival of the fire crews which also protects the life of the fire crews themselves. 
  3. They are difficult to maintain: Fire sprinklers are very low maintenance. Most systems only require annual inspections and testing, and the sprinkler heads themselves are designed to last for many years without needing to be replaced.

Things to Take Away 

Fire sprinklers are a valuable addition to any home safety plan. These systems provide enhanced safety, reduced risk of injury or death, lower insurance premiums, early detection, and reduced damage in the event of a fire. Despite some common misconceptions, fire sprinklers are a cost-effective and low-maintenance way to protect your home and your family from the effects of a fire.

Our home fire sprinkler systems are set up following industry standards and adhere to all laws, including BS9251. Consider household fire sprinkler systems in addition to smoke detectors to provide the highest level of fire protection. Our team of professionals at RAD Fire Sprinklers has been installing home fire sprinklers for 17 years. We have grown and perfected all the skills required to guarantee a competent installation.

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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.
Adam Hudson
16:45 15 Nov 13

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