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What Should You Consider When Installing A Residential Sprinkler System?

residential fire sprinkler system

For everybody’s safety, it is important to install a residential sprinkler system in homes around the UK. They are not only more environmentally friendly, as sprinklers reduce greenhouse gases by 98% (according to a 2021 FM Global report), but sprinkler systems also save countless lives. These systems protect homes and families for years to come and are essential in securing safety 24/7. 

However, there are elements to consider when finding the perfect system for your home. Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we offer flexible features in regard to your safety. We want to protect your home, but we also want the best product specifically for you. Read below for a helpful list of things to consider.


What Type of Sprinkler Head?

A sprinkler head is a component that releases water when a fire is detected, acting immediately for your safety. It is important to consider different types of sprinkler heads for your residential systems.

Pendant residential sprinkler heads have a more obvious appearance than other choices. A one-stage process, these sprinkler heads have to be more obtuse to project below the ceiling level and ensure water can travel horizontally when activated. Pendant heads are a traditional design, often used in commercial premises. However, residential sprinkler systems might seem out of place and do not add to your specific aesthetic.

Concealed residential sprinkler heads are a fast responsive two-stage device. They are inconspicuous and do not necessarily look like a fire sprinkler, as the appearance is a small, flat plate. The colour will be the same as your own ceiling, adding to the decor and not standing out. It needs to become a part of your house, as this will be what you mainly rely on for fire safety. For more information, read our page on concealed sprinkler heads.


Where is the Water Supply?

You should also heavily consider where the source of water is for your sprinklers. This can determine where you should install the heads. Water sources can include elevated tanks, pressure tanks and water storage that is connected to an operational pump.

Overall, it is important to consider, with each new residential sprinkler system installation, the advanced applications are made to the water supplier. This will ensure the correct application and certification are met for the specific sprinkler system.

For more information, check out our list of informative queries on the matter.


What is the Cost of Installation? 

There are many issues to consider that affect the cost of sprinkler installation:

  • Room Size
  • Water Supply Available
  • Property Type

Different systems have different costs. You should carefully compare these types and their prices to make the best decision for you. Long-term, fire sprinklers are cost-effective and will protect your home and its belongings at a fast rate. You should also consider the number of labour hours an installation will take and the pros and cons for each residential sprinkler system. For more information, fill out our form for a quote.

RAD Fire Sprinklers are a dedicated team that have been installing sprinkler systems virtually longer than any other competitor. With years of experience, we supply, design and install a range of different systems; including a residential sprinkler system and fire sprinklers heads.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, 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!!!
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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.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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