You do not want delays, extra costs or technical problems during the life of your build project. Whether a private residential conversion or a major housing project, the issues are the same for all our clients, so we work with you from the very beginning to arrive at the best-suited and most cost-effective solution.
Quantum Fog Fire Sprinkler systems are designed in accordance with the British Standards BS 9251:2005 and NFPA 13 D/R for the purpose of residential and domestic occupancies.
The systems are designed as a first active defence against fire for life safety.
All designs are produced by our in-house design team utilising the latest AutoCAD and Canute software, the latter being recognised worldwide as the fire sprinkler industry’s leading hydraulic calculation software. Mindful of the environment whilst also optimizing cost-savings to our clients, we always try and make the most of the available water supply when designing our systems.
|Category of system||Description of building/occupancy|
Single family dwellings such as: A)
• Individual dwelling house
• Individual flat
• Individual maisonette
• Transportable home
Houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) A), B)
Bed and breakfast accommodation A), B)
Boarding houses A), B)
Blocks of flats 18 m or less in height and with a maximum total floor area
of 2,400 m2 A), C)
Blocks of flats greater than 18 m in height D)
Small residential care premises with ten residents or fewer
Sheltered and extra care housing D)
Residential care premises with more than ten residents
Dormitories (e.g. attached to educational establishments)
A) If any of these buildings permanently house vulnerable people (see 3.31), this should be taken into account in
determining the building category (see 4.5).
B) Buildings with more than two floors and five or more lettable bedrooms should be treated as Category 2.
C) Where the fire strategy requires the communal rooms and corridors to be sprinkler protected, or where the total floor area is greater than 2 400 m 2 , then the building should be treated as Category 2.
D) Where the fire strategy requires the communal rooms and corridors to be sprinkler protected, then the building
should be treated as Category 3.