Basement Conversion Specialists

Cellar and Basement Fire Sprinkler Systems

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.

All of our systems are designed and installed to BS9251:2014 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 0800 599 9251or email info@ultrasafe.org.uk and ask Chris.

Case Studies

19-10-2020

Fire Sprinkler System installed at Calverts Yard, near London Bridge

Property Details: Calverts Yard is a residential development located on Borough High Street, near London Bridge. Comprising a town house, duplex apartments, studios and a basement office. Ultrasafe Sprinkler Solution: Ultrasafe was appointed by Rackham Construction in the Summer of 2020, to design, install and commission a Fire Sprinkler System...

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19-10-2020

Facts surrounding Fire Sprinklers

Around 75% of fires occur in the home. Fire sprinklers have a 99% success rate in reducing the spread of a fire, preventing death or serious injury, protecting property and reducing building damage. Installing a Base Fire Sprinkler system is the most cost-effective way to protect your property from a...

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10-10-2020

What are the British Standards for Sprinkler Systems?

There are two British Standards for sprinkler systems in operation: BS 9251: 2014 – Sprinkler Systems for Residential and Domestic Occupancies. (formerly BS 9251: 2005) BS EN 12845:2004 – Fixed Fire Fighting Systems. Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Design, Installation and Maintenance.  If you would like to read more about BS 9251 or read more about the product requirements...

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07-09-2020

What is a domestic property and a residential property with regard to fire sprinkler regulations?

Domestic or Residential Property? A domestic property in BS 9251:2005 is defined as dwelling that has no more than one family unit. This could be a house, individual flats and maisonettes. BS 9251:2005 requires that a sprinkler system must be designed to ensure that two sprinkler heads can be fed by...

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