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.
In the UK there has never been a fire death in a building with a fully maintained sprinkler system
Fires are extinguished or controlled in 99% of sprinkler protected properties
Reduce average property loss by up to 70%
*National Fire Sprinkler Network Report 2017
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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“Thanks for helping me out with our project. We got our plumber to install sprinklers but when he realised that he had no qualifications to support his claim that the sprinklers would work the building control officer refused to accept his installation. This is probably why we cannot get hold of him and he will not answer our calls or letters. As discussed we will need you to replace the sprinklers and pipe and start again.”
A B home owner.
“Thanks for your professional job on our project in Winchester. We will certainly be specifying your company on our future projects where sprinklers are needed.
Linda Brown RIBA. (architect)