What Is A Dry Riser And Why You Need It?

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Whether you own or manage a building that is made up of several floors installation of the right kind of fire suppression system is crucial.  In recent years in the UK, the number of deaths related to fires in multiple floor buildings has been highlighted.  One of the main components of a good fire suppression… Read more »

Top 6 Reasons Fires Are Caused In Homes Over Winter

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Any kind of house fire can prove very devastating. Each year there are well over 300,000 house fires and most of these tend to occur during the winter months, than at any other time of the year.   But with the right kind of knowledge and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a fire occurring.  You… Read more »

Risk of house fires as heatwave blazes through UK

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London Fire Brigade reveals the hidden dangers of UK heatwave   The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned Londoners of the potential risk that comes with this record-breaking hot weather this summer, mirrors. This may seem like a strange and rare cause for a house fire, but it’s more common than you think. With this… Read more »

Fire deaths linked to smoking on the rise in London

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There has been a rise in the number of fatal fires caused by smoking according to the London Fire Service, and many of these incidents could have been prevented had certain precautions been taken. The vast majority of deaths in this instance are caused by spent matches, discarded lighters and cigarettes that hadn’t been extinguished… Read more »

A Simple Guide to Understanding Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems

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Water mist fire suppression systems have become increasingly popular over the past few years, but many people still don’t know exactly what water mist systems are. This fixed fire protection system works by discharging water through a specially designed nozzle that diffuses the water into a fine spray of very small micro droplets to produce… Read more »

What is a Dry Riser – Dry Risers Explained

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It’s stipulated in Building Regulations that dry risers are requires in all occupied building that are 18m or taller. They’re also included in other buildings, such as multilevel basements, car parks and access limited hospital corridors. In an emergency, fire services use dry riser systems to distribute water to the different levels of a building…. Read more »

Safer High Rise Living

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“Safer High Rise Living… the Callow Mount Sprinkler Retrofit Project” is a major report, published by BAFSA in 2012, which demonstrated that it is cost effective and practical to retrofit automatic fire sprinklers in existing high-rise tower blocks in particular in those constructed between 1950 & 1970. Download “Safer High Rise Living… the Callow Mount… Read more »

Sprinkler retrofit costs brought up to date

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In 2012 BAFSA demonstrated that it is cost effective and practical to retrofit automatic fire sprinklers in existing high-rise tower blocks in particular in those constructed between 1950 & 1970. In a pilot project, which installed automatic fire sprinklers in a 13 storey, 1960s tower block in Sheffield – Callow Mount, BAFSA demonstrated once and… Read more »