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.

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In the UK there has never been a fire death in a building with a fully maintained sprinkler system

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Fires are extinguished or controlled in 99% of sprinkler protected properties

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Reduce average property loss by up to 70%

*National Fire Sprinkler Network Report 2017

Llywodraeth Cymru have produced a very helpful document which will help explain aspects of fire sprinkler systems, covers some of the legislation and addresses many of the common myths. Please be aware, this is external content and Nationwide Fire Sprinklers is not responsible for the content. Also, this document was created by the Welsh Government as an advisory guide and has no statutory status. For more information and to download the document, please follow this link – https://gov.wales/topics/planning/buildingregs/publications/householders-guide-to-fire-sprinklers/?lang=en
LABC (Local Authority Building Control) have kindly provided in-depth information as well as links to the Wales Approved Document Part B: Fire Safety An extract from their website – This section deals with all things relating to fire safety, including means of escape, fire spread, structural fire protection and fire service access. The approved document to satisfy the requirements can be downloaded below, with Approved Document B Volume 1 (Wales) covering dwellings and Volume 2 covering buildings other than dwellings (including flats). View the page and downloads here – https://www.labc.co.uk/professionals/building-regulations-guidance/approved-documents-and-technical-guidance-wales/wales-approved-document-part-b-fire-safety
As our name suggests we work all over the UK and long before the introduction of the Welsh legislation had been working to provide our expertise in Wales; installing a wide range of projects from care homes to new builds, retrofits to sheltered housing. Our experience allows us to offer the highest trained staff and the introduction of a new dedicated Wales team brings us closer. This means we can now offer a very competitive cost and a personal service to all our Welsh customers, with a next day service.
With over 18 years’ experience of working within the fire sprinkler industry, being proud members of BAFSA and also third-party certified by FIRAS, you can be sure that you will be getting the highest standard of knowledge into your project. We’ve installed into every type of property and situation, worked to tight budgets and challenging deadlines. We pride ourselves on our quality and we’re as happy working with you on your single room protection project as we are working on a major retrofit or new build scheme.
Unlike some less reputable installers, here at Nationwide Fire Sprinklers, all our fire sprinkler systems are installed to BS9251:2014 and are certified as such once fully tested and commissioned. We ensure that any new or existing products are thoroughly certified before we consider installing them. The advent of the new BS8458:2015 Water Mist standard has seen a raft of new products which proclaimed to be fully compliant, however we would always recommend that thorough checks are undertaken prior to placing an order. Ensure that all products used by your installer adhere to the relevant standards and are fully compliant. If in doubt, contact us today for free advice.

Local to you

Our Cardiff office is open Monday to Friday 8-5.30 and can be contacted directly on 0292 115 1004. Ask to speak to Alistair, he’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, drop him an email at [email protected] – if you include details of your project or a copy of your drawings we’ll be able to turnaround a free, no-obligation quote for you.

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“Thank you Lesley. A professional service as ever from Nationwide.”

T.M of Thomas Callum Associates.

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“On behalf of myself and Cliff at Orme Developments Ltd I would like to say a big Thanks to yourself and all the team at Nationwide after the installation of our sprinkler system at Orme Court apartments in Llandudno.
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Most Professional

We had our sprinkler system serviced on Wednesday 22nd August. Unfortunately, we didn’t ask the young engineer for his name. However, we just wanted to let you know that he carried out the work in a most professional way. He arrived on time, explained what he was doing every step of the way. tested the equipment to his and our satisfaction and was generally very pleasant and enthusiastic about his work.

So often customers only contact businesses when there is a problem. However, we felt that we should let this young man’s employers know that they have an exemplary employee on their pay roll.

Best Regards
Mrs A. Davidson

Opinion greatly appreciated

“Many thanks for your time in helping me with this matter, your opinion is greatly appreciated”

Chris Woodward

Helpful, neat and tidy

“Thanks for doing the job so quickly and economically. Your engineers were helpful neat and tidy, and the installation was much easier than we thought it would be. We would certainly recommend you and would use you again”

Shane Mather  Builders

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