Hotels and Hostels
Fire Safety System

Hotels and hostels require an active fire suppression solution to protect their guests and the property while ensuring that building regulations are complied with.

Protecting the safety of occupants

The main goal of fire suppression is to effectively protect people, properties, assets and the environment from the effects of fire. For hotels/hostels, the importance of a fire suppression system is unquestionable. The iMist™ system addresses many issues faced by traditional systems, such as space constraints, installation issues and costs.

The iMist™ system is ideal for hostels, hotels and similar applications where space does not permit large water tanks. The use of water mist fire suppression systems is becoming more popular and offers fire protection with minimal water damage in the event of activation. iMist™ have installed our system in many hotels, including the prestigious Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair, and hostels such as Endsleigh Gardens for the charity St Mungo’s.


hotels and hostels fire safety
hotels and hostels fire safety
hotels and hostels fire safety

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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