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A fire on your business premises can be devastating, risking the safety of employees, causing costly damages, and disrupting operations.

Fortunately, installing a fire sprinkler system is an effective way to control and extinguish a fire in the case of an emergency. As such, sprinklers should form part of your fire suppression strategy.

With so much at stake, finding a reputable provider to install, service, and repair your commercial sprinkler system is a must.

That’s where we come in.

Robinsons Facilities Services is one of Yorkshire’s leading providers of fire suppression services. 

We install, service, and repair a range of fire sprinkler systems in accordance with UK legal requirements.

Our accredited engineers offer prompt and reliable service across Yorkshire and the UK, so you can protect your business from fire. Contact us today for a free quote.


What is a Fire Sprinkler System?

A fire sprinkler system is a network of pipes that are connected to a water supply. These pipes lead to sprinklers that are placed throughout the building at specific intervals. When a fire alarm sounds, the water is released from the sprinklers and onto the fire, with the aim of extinguishing it quickly.

You can also opt for non-water fire sprinkler systems, which use chemicals to extinguish the fire. However, these are not the most common systems in the UK.

Fire water sprinkler systems are covered by the BS 9251 British Standard, which gives them their own classification. This standard also provides guidance on the design, installation, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems.


The Benefits of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Installing fire sprinklers on your commercial property requires an initial investment, but the benefits far outweigh the cost.

Here are the main benefits of sprinkler systems:

  • Fire suppression – Sprinklers release water as soon as your fire alarm sounds, ensuring fires are extinguished before they can spread
  • Protect employees and customers – They reduce the risk of injury or loss of life by containing the fire and providing valuable time for evacuation and emergency response.
  • Comply with regulations – Many commercial properties must install fire sprinkler systems to comply with health and safety regulations and standards. 
  • Prevent smoke damage – The water released from your sprinklers helps to clear smoke, reducing property damage
  • Reduce insurance premiums – Many providers offer discounts to commercial landlords who take measures to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Low maintenance – While regular maintenance and servicing are necessary, sprinkler systems are generally a low-maintenance fire suppression tool.

Paired with the right fire detection system, sprinklers can start before any human has even noticed the fire starting.

Are you a business owner in Yorkshire? Get in touch with our experts to discuss the right fire suppression solutions for your business.


Are Sprinkler Systems a Legal Requirement?

Yes, in some cases fire sprinkler systems are a legal requirement. This is usually the case in large buildings, covering 20,000 square metres or more.

That doesn’t mean that they aren’t a good idea in smaller buildings though. In fact, these systems are often seen as a valuable asset by insurance companies, and may help to reduce your insurance premiums.

In addition, it’s a legal requirement for the occupiers of all premises to have a regularly updated fire safety risk assessment. This assessment may include the recommendation to install a fire sprinkler system.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our fire suppression experts provide a range of services to protect your premises. Browse our full range of fire suppression services.


Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance Yorkshire

Regular testing and maintenance are essential to ensure your system is working properly. It’s also a requirement.

The British Standard BS 9251 states that you must adequately maintain your fire sprinkler system and have a competent professional service it at least once a year.

Our fire safety experts can service your system and carry out any necessary repairs.

During the maintenance check, we will assess the water pressure, the condition of the sprinkler heads, and the fire alarm system linked to the sprinklers.

Our services include:

  • Installation 
  • Testing
  • Repairs
  • Fire risk assessments

We also provide a range of flexible facilities management services, including fire protection services, commercial security systems, and boiler services.


Custom Fire Suppression Maintenance Packages

We offer bespoke maintenance packages that allow you to mix and match our facilities management services to meet your business needs.

Our most popular packages:

  • Planned Preventative Maintenance – Personalised servicing schedules, rapid response times (under four hours across Yorkshire), optimal peace of mind
  • Reactive Maintenance – “As and when needed” packages for small companies that need occasional services from a reliable provider.
  • Emergency callout facility – 24-7-365 emergency callout service from our highly trained, local engineers.

Try our HCAV maintenance calculator to get a free quote.


Fire Sprinkler System Yorkshire: Why Choose Us

We’ve been a trusted fire safety partner with leading Yorkshire businesses since the sixties. So, we’re a name you can trust.

Here are just some of the reasons why our customers love us:

  • Fully certified engineers with years of industry experience 
  • Reliable local service
  • Compliant with British Standards and UK regulations
  • Flexible maintenance packages
  • Rapid response times across Yorkshire 
  • Competitive prices

Call 01423 226578 to chat with the team about the best fire safety solutions for your business. 

Fire Sprinkler System FAQs

The system involves a network of pipes and sprinklers that activate when a fire alarm sounds and a room hits a certain temperature. The sprinklers release water to extinguish the fire or at least stop it from spreading.

Not everyone is able to install and maintain a fire sprinkler system. The installer must be trained to LPCB standard and able to show that they are competent. The design must also be based on accurate and reliable drawings and plans.

BS 9251 is the main British Standard that deals with fire sprinklers in the UK. It outlines the requirements for the design, installation and commission of a sprinkler system within your business.

It isn’t necessarily a case of “one or the other”. Smoke detectors add another layer of safety and precaution. So, even if you have a sprinkler system, other fire detection methods are advisable.

It can be difficult to understand the legislation related to fire sprinklers for commercial buildings. As such, it’s always best to consult an expert technician when installing, servicing, or repairing your system. Under UK law, if your commercial property has a fire area that’s 20,000 square metres or more (and uncompartmented) you must install a fire sprinkler system. Get a free quote now.

Some of the most popular fire water sprinkler systems include:

  • Traditional wet pipe sprinkler systems
  • Dry pipe sprinklers
  • Pre-action fire sprinkler systems
  • Deluge sprinklers

You can also opt for a temporary fire sprinkler system or a non-water fire sprinkler system.

The cost of installing a fire sprinkler system depends on the size of your property, the number of sprinkler heads, and the type of system you choose. As such, it’s best to ask a reputable fire sprinkler provider for an accurate quote.

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