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5 July 2018
Sprinkler Systems: The Most Effective Solution for Protecting People and Property from Fire

Fire is a real threat to both residential and commercial structures. In fact, fire and rescue services attended to 162,000 fires in England from 2015 to 2016, with 303 fire-related fatalities during that same time. While the response to fires has advanced with technology and expertise, one thing that should never be overlooked is preventing the fire from spreading. This can be accomplished with sprinkler systems, suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The simple addition of the sprinklers can save lives and stop fires from spreading.

Recommendation for Sprinklers is Overwhelming

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) recommends automatic fire sprinkler systems as the most effective way to protect people and property from the devastation of fire.  However, regulations don’t require them in every building, only those built since 2007 and taller than 30 meters. Some older buildings have retrofitted their spaces, as a means to ensure fires do not spread.

Fire Sprinkler System Design and Installation

Pipework and sprinkler heads are specially designed depending on the space and its attributes. Then these elements are installed and secured. One important aspect of installation is to ensure the cover plate is flush to the finished ceiling. The sprinkler system can basically “disappear” into the ceiling with the right design and colour.

After all pipes and heads are installed, a check of each one throughout the building occurs. This includes examining all the pipe joints to detect any leakage. Once all testing has taken place and the system is operational, it’s connected to the main water supply or a storage tank . The hope is you’ll never have to use it. But should a situation occur, your automatic sprinklers are ready to extinguish the fire.

Sprinklers for Homes and Commercial Property

While fire sprinklers are more often associated with commercial property, houses can have them installed as well. For the commercial property owner, you may have to comply with regulations, but even if you don’t, the investment is worth what it could save.

Protect your residence with fire sprinklers. You’ll need a minimal amount, and they can be designed to fit your aesthetic. Even when you aren’t home, your sprinklers will respond to fire.

High-Quality Installers

The experts at Martin Dixon Limited use their experience and knowledge to design, install and maintain sprinkler systems for commercial and residential properties. Our specially trained staff will make recommendations and advise on the installation process. We’ll manage the process from beginning to end, ensuring regulations are met, all while keeping you on budget.

Contact us today to learn more about our sprinkler system installation solutions.  

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Client Testimonials

Laurence Garton, Yorkare Homes

Martin Dixon projects we are involved in we find that the quality of there workmanship is excellent and we rarely find any snagging items. Their employees (on site) are very approachable to discuss the works they are undertaking and have great knowledge of the project in hand and services they are installation.

Allan Whitehead, site manager, South Cave CE Primary School

Martin Dixon Ltd were brilliant. They stood out ahead of all other firms we looked at across the country as they could offer us the complete package. It was great to use an established local company with the expertise to deliver this for us, and throughout their time on site they were superb. Financially, the savings and extra income will allow us to run the school for a year at no cost to us.

Janet Huscroft, Headteacher, Hook CE Primary School

I was introduced to the work of Martin Dixon at an awareness raising meeting organised by the local NAHT Association. They installed LED lighting throughout the school. The work was promptly carried out during the summer break of 2015, we are delighted with the results. I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin Dixon as a company to fulfil what they promise.

Alison Risebury, School Business Manager, Swinefleet Primary School

After just having had our LED lights fitted in school this week, I just wanted to get in touch to say thankyou to Martin Dixon for the work you did. All lights are now changed making a massive difference to the lighting within our school and hopefully to our electrical costs! Many thanks for the level of service that you have given us.

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