01892 680 090
open plan loft conversion

Sprinkler Considerations For an Open Plan Loft Conversion

We all want to ensure that we are making the most of our space. When it comes to what to do with your loft, many decide to convert it into a liveable room. But, why should you consider sprinklers for an open plan loft conversion? Find out more details here. 

Fire Regulations

Any new loft conversion must have a prepared escape route. Before starting construction, it’s crucial to weigh all hazards as, in the event that a fire does start, there’s a danger that someone could become trapped by the flames. Anyone should be able to leave or find an alternative by relying on the staircase, floors, and walls to provide at least 30 minutes of fire resistance. 


Another choice that needs to be taken into account is an escape window. Every loft that may be occupied should include a window, both for safety concerns and to make the space habitable. These need to be non-locking fasteners and at least 450mm wide. Find out more about loft fire regulations here.

Open Plan Loft Conversion Sprinklers

Although they are not legally required, as sprinklers are only mandatory in high-rise buildings over 11m, they should still be considered for open plan loft conversions. They encourage a more open plan design within the structure and are one of the most effective fire suppression systems any building can have. 


It is important that, in the event of a fire, there is an escape route. So, it is important to consider where to place the sprinkler heads. They should be positioned in every room close to where fires may break out, such as near heating systems. Each individual sprinkler head works independently from one another. Therefore, if there is a fire in the loft, the entire house will not be immersed in water. Only the rooms where the heat is detected. 


Whilst the sprinklers deal with suppressing the flames, there is enough time for anyone in the open plan loft conversion to safely evacuate and wait for emergency services outside. For more information on loft conversions and how fire sprinklers can benefit, click here. 

The Water Supply

When thinking about whether to use a domestic fire sprinkler system, it is crucial to test the water supply. 


In general, the water main will need to be improved or a storage system can be used when the entire property needs sprinkler coverage. With building control approval, a high-pressure mist system could be used when the open plan loft conversion has to be protected.

How Long Will it Take to Install?

It all depends on the specifications, room size and shape. Here at RAD, our experts work professionally to install sprinklers in an open plan loft conversion in an effective manner. We ensure that, during the planning process and once we work out the requirements, we will give you a time frame and an estimated date for completion. 


Then, we will design and install the fire sprinklers that meet your requirements before this date. 

What Will it Look Like?

At RAD, we offer both traditional pendant and concealed sprinkler heads, depending on your specific style. For commercial buildings, pendant sprinkler heads are a great option to show customers and staff that fire safety procedures are in place in case of an emergency. However, in a residential setting, sometimes this is not ideal.


Concealed sprinkler systems easily blend in with their surroundings for a more subtle approach to fire safety. Find out more about the different types of sprinkler systems on our previous blog here. 

RAD Fire Sprinklers

At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have installed sprinklers in loft conversions over the years. We meet your specific requirements and ensure that you are happy every step of the way. 


For more information, or to receive a quote on an open plan loft conversion, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090 and speak to one of our experts today.

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.