Fire Sprinklers in Tower Blocks and High Rise Flats
High Rise Installations
This type of work is most important due to the relatively higher risk for occupants.
Our work sometimes involves retrofitting sprinklers into buildings completely stripped out for a full refurbishment, and then the installation cost is well under £1,000 for a 2 bedroomed flat.
In retrofitted sprinkler installs where there is full occupancy the costs of installing sprinklers will be significantly higher as we need to work around the occupants.
Often people are concerned about disruption and mess, but we usually complete our install within a single flat in one day, and one further day to complete any boxing into walls where we fit the pipe and sprinkler heads.
Our engineers cover down and clean up after each flat is completed, all in normal working hours with minimal actual disruption to the occupiers.
We do not fit sprinklers into ceilings in live retro fits but use sidewall sprinklers, where a single pipe can feed 2 rooms back to back, so only one room has any pipe and boxing in.
With boxing in included, the costs will be around £1600 dependent upon room layouts, water supplies and the number of bedrooms.
High Rise Tower Block in Nottingham undergoing an entire refit in 2017, and fully sprinklered by our company.
In all instances, the buildings own water supply is almost always adequate to run the sprinkler demand whilst still serving the domestic demand. Sometimes we need to install our own booster fire pump sets, but often the buildings own pumped supply can deliver our requirements.
Water mist systems can take advantage of lower water demand, but conversely can be more expensive especially the higher pressure water mist options.
Our Safemist option is a low-pressure system that will need its own pump but can share the domestic water storage tanks.