Unrivalled Protection for Homeowners
Home extensions, including kitchen extensions and loft conversions, are relatively cost-effective, providing your home with additional room at a much lower cost than purchasing a new property. Open-plan living, although visually pleasing, can lead to a fire spreading rapidly. In most cases, a home fire suppression system is installed to protect afford valuable extra time for occupants to escape, as well as protecting the property in the event of a fire.
When extending your living space, several building regulations will need to be considered to ensure that your property is fully compliant. Thanks to the flexibility of the iMist™ fire suppression system, we can easily retrofit in a cost-effective, quick and clean way, avoiding unnecessary disruption to your home.
Why Do You Need a Home Fire Suppression System?
BS:9991 says you must have an AWFSS in the following circumstances;
184.108.40.206 Multi-Basement Buildings
For dwellings with multiple floors below ground level, a protected stairway, and an AWFSS is required. 9 meters should not be exceeded 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 of the iMist™ Home Fire Suppression System
Water Mist Home Fire Suppression Systems continue to increase in popularity thanks to the system’s multiple benefits including ease of use, when compared to other fire suppression alternatives.