What you Need to Know About Loft Conversion Sprinklers
There are various different reasons why someone would choose to have a loft conversion built in their home. The extra space can work out perfectly for those with larger families, whilst others may be looking to increase the value of their property. However, there can be problems with the additional work preventing the existing property from complying to Part B of the Building Regulations if there is already an open plan ground floor and the means of escape passes through this open plan area. A domestic fire sprinkler system to BS9251, or a domestic high-pressure mist system or water sprinkler system, can mitigate this problem if the system is installed throughout the property with a fire-resisting partition and fire door on the first floor.
Water supplies can cause a problem with automatic fire suppression systems (AWFSS), and generally, it is easier to use a high-pressure mist system in this situation. Although the system can be marginally more expensive than a traditional sprinkler system, it is possible to connect the unit directly to a standard domestic (22mm) incoming water supply. A traditional residential sprinkler system however will either require a mains water supply upgrade or will require a relatively large quantity of stored water available.
What Sprinkler Heads Work Best?
As mentioned in our previous article, there are various types of sprinkler systems and heads that work better in certain properties than others. In residential properties and loft rooms, concealed sprinkler heads can work optimally to provide an important yet discreet form of fire suppression and our high-pressure mist nozzles also offer a very discrete solution. Both nozzles and heads can equally blend in with your interior decor, and won’t stand out in a way that will ruin the design of your room. When the heat of a fire is detected, the cover plate of a sprinkler head will be released and the sprinkler head will deploy, isolating the fire and extinguishing the flames as efficiently as possible.
Concealed sprinkler heads are typically used in domestic fire sprinkler systems and commercial sprinkler systems to keep with the interior decor of the building they are installed into. When paired with a smoke alarm, they work to inform inhabitants of the fire as well as extinguish the blaze, saving lives and keeping water and fire damage to a minimum. To find out more about our fire mist systems, which expel less water than typical sprinklers, please visit us here.
What are the Benefits?
The most obvious benefit of reliable mist or fire sprinkler systems is the fact that they are the very best apparatus to have in your home that protects life and the structure and contents of your property. They work to detect the heat of the fire, and dispense the appropriate amount of water needed to extinguish it. No matter how fire-resistant certain materials in your home may be, the surrounding areas can still be susceptible to fire damage. Therefore, installing a fire sprinkler system can keep the damage to your property to a minimum, reducing repair costs.
Not only can sprinklers save lives and properties, but they can also increase the overall price of your property should you wish to sell it. Loft conversions are a great way to increase value, but when you install a fire sprinkler system, you can further enhance the appeal of your home. To discover more about loft conversion sprinklers, please visit us here.
Exceptional Fire Safety with Water Sprinkler Systems
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we’re dedicated to improving fire safety in various properties across the UK. We can provide a reliable service, installing pipes, fire sprinkler valves and heads to fit with the design of your home. Our bespoke fire sprinklers can provide exemplary protection for your home, ensuring the water supply and pressure meets reasonable standards.
If you wish to discuss your options further, or receive a quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.