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Which AD Part B Relaxations?

apartment room with spriklers

Room showing an unintrusive concealed sprinkler head in the ceiling

What AD part B relaxations could residential fire sprinkler systems afford?

  • Limited access for a fire tender: This is a common problem which can be addressed by the use of a residential fire sprinkler system as the 10 minute minimum run duration for the system provides extra time for Fire Crews to extend their hoses prior to tackling the fire which helps to satisfy Building regulation Approved Document part B.
  • Open stairways: where a stairwell from a newly converted loft discharges into an open plan lounge there is often a requirement for a protected means of escape by constructing  a stud wall from the foot of the staircase to the front or rear door of the premises. A residential fire sprinkler system can normally satisfy AD part B of the Building Regulations.
  • Alternative means of escape: where the occupied space is more than 7.5M in height
  • Compartmentation between different purpose groups: fire resistance between shops and flats above them can be reduced by utilizing a fire sprinkler system.
  • Inner rooms. NHBC sponsored Research has concluded that : open plan flats with a sprinkler system (in accordance with BS 9251 or BS EN 12845,13 as appropriate) and an enhanced detection system (LD1 system in accordance with BS 5839-63) can provide a level of safety that is at least as good as that of a similar AD B compliant design.

The requirement for residential fire sprinkler systems seem to be generated primarily by the desire for compliance to Building Regulations part B. Often, those occupants of a property which has a residential fire sprinkler system are unaware of the reason for the inclusion of the fire sprinkler system. The inconspicuous flat plate which they are vaguely aware of on the ceiling provides little or no clue to it’s purpose.

Why is the system included within the property?

The answer generally is because there is a shortcoming in the normal level of fire resistance which means that it is absolutely essential that the system is maintained on a yearly basis.

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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