01892 680 090
home extension water sprinkler system

The Importance of Fire Sprinkler Systems for your Extensions

home extension water sprinkler system

A water sprinkler system is a great choice for all kinds of buildings. Homes, commercial properties and institutions such as schools can all benefit from their life-saving features. A quality sprinkler system activates at the first sign of the heat from a fire, extinguishing the blaze effectively. If you’ve already had a sprinkler system fitted, or you’re considering one, you might be thinking if it’s worth having them expanded to your extensions. A residential sprinkler system can help you keep everyone in your home safe, so installing them into your extensions is the smart move.

Fire sprinkler systems are around 99% effective and can protect both properties and lives. With regular maintenance, your system will work just like a new sprinkler system and will be a useful component to have for years to come. Sprinklers are a great asset, not just for the main rooms in your home, but for your extensions, conservatories and loft conversions too…


Conservatories and Orangeries

Conservatories and orangeries are a great addition to any home. They can be enjoyed both in summer and in winter and can give you an extra place to escape. In winter, some conservatories and orangeries turn to electric heaters to keep warm, making them just as pleasant as in the summer. Space heaters contribute to around 43% of home-heating related fires, as they can be left on or can be covered by blankets. When this happens, the blaze can spread rapidly. It may be too late to take action yourself, so you should consider a water sprinkler system to aid your efforts.

Once a fire breaks out in your conservatory or orangery, it will need to be dealt with effectively to save your extension and lower the cost of fire damage. Sprinklers activate quickly and will extinguish the blaze in a more efficient fashion than any other form of fire suppression. They also only release enough water to put out the fire, saving on flooding and excessive water damage. Conservatories and orangeries usually cost a large amount of money, so they need protection at all costs!


Loft Conversions

In our previous article, we compiled a list of reasons as to why fire sprinkler systems are perfectly suited to loft conversions. Fires can spread rapidly, and they can destroy your home and endanger lives within minutes. Loft conversions provide more space and can add value to a home, but once a fire breaks out, this can make your conversion unsalvageable. If you already have a water or mist sprinkler system installed, expanding it to your loft conversion will increase safety within your home.

When installing sprinkler systems into properties, there are ways in which you can make the system more discreet. Concealed sprinkler heads blend perfectly with your interior decor, keeping your sprinkler system out of view but still ready to operate when needed. The cover plate breaks away at the time of activations, ensuring that the water stream reaches the fire accurately. With concealed heads, you need to make sure that nothing is blocking the cover plate from activating, so try to be as wary as possible when decorating.


Garages and Annexes

Nowadays, garages are used for a lot more than storing cars during the night. They’re an extra storage facility, and many have converted their garage into a makeshift bar or other extra lounging space. Annexes are almost like converted garages; they’re smaller buildings that form a part of your home or garden. Once you make the decision to convert a garage or install an annexe, you may want to consider sprinklers to keep everything safe. If your garage is a storage space for your memorabilia, you’ll need it protecting as much as possible, and sprinklers can extinguish fires effectively.

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have years of experience in installing fire sprinklers into a range of properties, such as homes, commercial properties and even loft conversions and extensions. To find out more about our water sprinkler system services, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.

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!!!
Music N Videoz
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

Our Services Cover London and the South East

RAD Fire Sprinklers Map


RAD Fire Sprinklers Ltd.
58A St John’s Road
Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9NY

Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Tel: 01892 680 090

Follow us

Follow by Email


Contact Us

Feel free to enter your details below and we will email our PDF guide to you straight away.
  • Your details will not be shared with anyone outside RAD.