Increasingly in areas of London in particular, people are being forced to extend their properties below ground. Converting cellars or basements into valuable additional living space is often the only feasible option but it does present challenges and in almost every case fire suppression is deemed mandatory. Building into hillsides and graduated levels is becoming the busiest market in London for local construction companies.
Home owners and property developers, also require fire sprinkler protection in change of use buildings, for mezzanine floors and converted churches.
We are usually asked by an Architect or property owner to work alongside a builder or contractor, who will not have the specialist knowledge and experience required in such a critical area of essential fire protection.
Sprinkler System specification requirements are different in ‘finished’ basements where there is a false ceiling and in industrial style ‘unfinished’ basements, where the original ceiling is exposed and all pipework may be seen. We can advise you on the correct system for your property and very importantly, ensure you meet the requirements of Building Control in your area.
Ultrasafe are already accredited in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council, Hammersmith and Fulham and we work hard alongside these councils to protect London and the surrounding areas. We also install and service Fire Sprinklers in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
All of our systems are designed and installed to BS9251:2021 standards, using only approved materials and fully qualified installation engineers.
When you specify fire sprinklers:
There has never been a fire death in a UK domestic building with a fully maintained sprinkler system fitted.
A fire starts small. If detected and tackled early enough a fire can be controlled with very little water. Fire sprinklers operate automatically even if you are not at home releasing water directly over the source of the fire and sounding the alarm.
Average property loss is reduced by up to 70%.
Fires are extinguished or controlled in 99% of sprinkler protected properties.
Source: London Fire Brigade
If you would like professional advice on protecting your basement against FIRE, please call 01625 467245 or email email@example.com and ask for Chris.
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