Care Homes & Sheltered Housing
Fire Safety System

Care homes house multiple vulnerable people, many with mobility issues that can cause difficulties and delays in the event of an evacuation. 

Protecting Vulnerable Occupants

With an ageing population, there is a growing need for better fire safety solutions to prevent fatalities and injuries. 

Having worked closely with several leading care homes, assisted living and sheltered housing providers, our teams are experts at addressing fire safety concerns and challenges in order to protect the lives of vulnerable residents. Often the ‘stay put’ procedures in place increase the need for critical fire protection in these types of property.

The iMist™ system can be connected to fire alarm panels, automatic opening vent (AOV) equipment and auto-dial systems, which ensures even greater safety for occupants. We have completed installations in many care homes, including Melbourn Springs in Cambridge, sheltered housing at Denmead Care Home, and assisted living properties, including Rogallo Place


Fire Suppression Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
domestic water mist system

Why is a Fire Suppression System needed?

BSI: 9991 says you must have an AWFSS in the following circumstances; Multi-Basement Buildings

For dwellings with multiple floors below ground level, a protected stairway, and an AWFSS, 9m meters should not be exceeded for from the foot of the
protected stair to any habitable room

6.4 (b) Dwelling Houses with one or more storey greater than 7.5m in height (4 storeys)

A second, separate protected stairwell is not required if AWFSS is fitted throughout.

9.1 (d) Internal Planning of Flats and Maisonettes

Flats or maisonettes with an open plan arrangement and more than one floor should have a protected stairway and AWFSS fitted. This allows escape to the shared external entrance.

9.4.2 (a) Extended travel distances within an open-plan flat

Flats more than 4.5m above ground level that are entered on the same level can increase total travel distances to the entrances from 9m to 20m with the
use of AWFSS throughout the entire building, along with a LD1 fire detection and fire alarm system in accordance with BS 5839-6:2013.

9.3 (b) Provision of inner rooms in flats not more than 4.5m in height

Inner rooms are not suggested unless the use of an AWFSS is utilised throughout the entire building, along with a grade D LD1 Fire detections and fire alarm system in accordance with BS 5839-6:2013.

9.7 Open Plan Layouts

Open planned flats are permissible with a fully fitted AWFSS.

Benefits to the iMist™ system

Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems have been increasing in popularity due to the ease of the system and the multiple benefits, especially when compared to other fire suppression alternatives.

Free Quotation Package

Our designers will return your quotation and design within 24 hours to ensure a quick start to your project.

Certified, Audited and Approved

We have worked hard to obtain and pass third-party accreditations for installations, designs and manufacturing.

All iMist™ Employees

Everything we do is completed directly by iMist™ employees who have been fully trained in-house and have the competence to complete projects.

Over 180 Years of Knowledge

Our combined years of engineering knowledge will ensure that your project is always in the best hands.

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