Fire sprinkler systems consist of many separate heads (as pictured), which provide automatic fire suppression by discharging pressurised water as a mist onto a blaze before it has the chance to grow too large to control. Each head contains a built-in sensor which gauges surrounding air temperature, and will open when the temperature reaches between 65°C and 68°C.
There are many fantastic benefits to having a fire sprinkler system installed in your property, including:
- Better fire safety for you, your property and your loved ones
As of now, there have been no fire-related fatalities in the UK in buildings with a working fire sprinkler system, making them the single most effect fire prevention device on the market today
- Minimal impact on the appearance of your property
Sprinkler heads can be completely concealed
- Value for money
Maintenance costs for fire sprinkler systems are extremely low, and some insurance companies may even offer discounts for properties with sprinkler protection
- Less strain on the fire service
Fire sprinkler systems can often extinguish a fire completely, or, in situations where they cannot, help to control the blaze, making it easier for the fire service to deal with when they arrive
- Good news for the environment
Typically, the Fire Service uses as much as 100 – 1,000 times more water to put out a fire than a sprinkler head uses. Residential sprinklers typically use only around 50 litres of water per minute, with a single head controlling the entire fire. Sprinklered fires will also on average emit 7.8% to 21.6% less carbon dioxide, in comparison to un-sprinklered fires, and it is estimated that, over a 30-year period, buildings with sprinkler protection will prevent emissions of more than 5,000 – 10,000m2 of carbon dioxide.
The AES National Fire Sprinklers Team
The AES National Fire Sprinklers team has been designing and installing both domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems since the year 2000. Trained by the RSA (Residential Sprinkler Association), the team is listed on the organisation’s website as one of the small handful of contractors covering East Anglia and London. Our team are also members of BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association) and AES Sprinklers are certified by the FIRAS third-party certification scheme.
By ensuring that our training is up to date, we can keep abreast of any regulation changes within the UK fire safety industry. We liaise with building control and fire officers, in addition to architects and our clients to ensure that each system we provide is specifically designed to satisfy our customers’ needs, while at the same time adhering to set regulations. All of our sprinkler systems are AutoCAD designed as a ‘bolt on’ layer, based on architects’ drawings, or from our own site surveys, and as pipework is entirely obscured behind walls and ceilings, they are almost entirely unobtrusive to the look and feel of a domestic property (only small, white ‘cover caps’ are left showing, with a 1-2mm ‘air gap’ between them and the ceiling).
- Domestic Homes
- Back Yard Developments
- Care & Residential Homes
- HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy)
- Listed and Heritage Buildings
- Residential flats
- Local councils
- Housing associations
If you would like to know more about automatic fire sprinkler systems, make sure to head over to our Myths and Misconceptions page, and book a free consultation or demonstration at our head office by calling 01473 320 350 or emailing email@example.com – We look forward to hearing from you.