Fire Sprinklers in Wales
On 1st January 2016, Wales made history by becoming the first country in the world to introduce legislation for the mandatory installation of fire sprinklers in all new homes.
Fast forward to October 2018 and Nationwide Fire Sprinklers is proud to announce the opening of their Wales branch, allowing us to serve our Welsh customers with a dedicated and local team. From highly experienced and certified designers, installers and customer service to the peace of mind that using a 3rd party accredited company keeps you safe in the knowledge you’re in expert hands.
The Wales Scenario
The Welsh Government had amended Approved Document B volumes 1 and 2, with new regulations and guidance. The amendments to the documents arise from the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Regulations, resulting in a new Section 7A ‘Automatic Fire Suppression Systems’ in the Building Regulations 2010 Statutory Instrument. Section 7A introduces regulations 37A and 37B, requiring all new ‘domestic premises’ to have a fire suppression system installed. A fire suppression system is defined as an automatic system that controls and extinguishes fires without human intervention – most commonly we see the use of fire sprinkler systems, but water mist is also another option.
Does my building need fire sprinklers?
The requirements apply throughout Wales and apply to new build and change of use applications cover –
- New houses and flats
- Care homes
- Rooms for residential purposes (other than in a hotel, hospital, prison or short stay leisure hostel)
- Registered group homes and sheltered housing
If your project falls under one of these then, don’t delay – getting our expert design team at the earliest stages can help with project efficiencies and save money.
*National Fire Sprinkler Network Report 2017
“Thank you for your quotation of £15,800 for the apartments. We had another quote from a company in Scotland which was £73,000 so we expect our client will be selecting you for this small project!”
Jonathon in Wales
“My loft conversion specialist and my building control officer have spent months trying to sort out how to overcome our problems and the job has been at a standstill. In the end, they asked me to look into options and I am so glad I came across your company.
In 15 minutes you have sorted out how to complete our loft conversion and I have learnt more about fire sprinklers by talking to you than all of our builders and council officers put together. Thanks for all your good advice.
John from London
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