Student Accommodation
Fire Safety System

As a provider of accommodation for students, you must meet all appropriate building regulations, especially with regard to fire safety, to prevent the spread of fire and keep the residents safe.

Protecting Students

With extensive experience working on student accommodation properties, iMist provide cost-effective fire suppression solutions to protect students and the property.

Keeping students safe is a priority at iMist. We have a team of fire suppression professionals who have extensive experience working within open environments and we are dedicated to helping organisations meet all the relevant building regulations.
 
With projects ranging from the 700+ student units at Caradog House in Cardiff’s City Centre to Queens Court Student Halls in Reading, we understand the challenges that come with each and every project of this type. Our engineers are adept in installing solutions that are compliant, as well as delivering them on time and on budget. Working in and around student homes means that we must often deliver within tight timescales and installation can even be completed while residents are still in situ. It is all in a day’s work for our teams.
 

 

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Why is a Fire Suppression System needed?

BSI: 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 to the iMist system

Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems have been increasing in popularity due to the ease of the system and its 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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Student Accomodation Case Studies

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