Ideal Fire Suppression for Loft Safety

Your loft conversion will require the installation of a fire suppression system. The iMist system is the ideal solution as it provides a sleek design which fits discreetly into your loft space. No bulky water tanks, but simply connected directly to the mains water supply. The installation process is quick and easy, ensuring maximum loft safety and minimum invasion of space.

Trusted by architects and Building Control

There is an ever increasing demand for loft conversions.  Converting your roof space is one of the most cost-effective ways to add space whilst increasing the potential value of the home. This is an exciting prospect, however, building regulations must be adhered to.

As a modern, cleaner and more sustainable alternative to fire sprinklers, iMist Fire Suppression systems have been installed in over 3,000 developments, including loft conversions.  The integral pump is designed to be discreet and small enough to fit into even the most inaccessible spaces. The iMist system is mains water fed so unlike sprinkler systems, does not require a bulky, limited water supply tank.

 

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Why is a fire suppression system needed?

BS:9991 says you must have an AWFSS in the following circumstances:

 

5.2.1.2 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 detection 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 system

Compared with other fire suppression systems, water mist fire suppression systems are increasingly considered to be a better alternative. They are discreet and design led which means no more unsightly devices in your ceiling. Furthermore, they are easy to instal and as they are mains water fed, there is no need for a bulky water tank. iMist leads the way in water mist fire suppression systems and continues to innovate and develop to bring you the best in safe but stylish fire suppression.

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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 designs, manufacturing and installations.

All iMist Employees

Everything we do is retained in-house, from manufacture to installation – all iMist employees are fully trained. This means we can guarantee that all of our projects comply with our standard of excellence, every time.  

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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