Monthly Archives: May 2018

Overwhelming Public Support for Sprinklers in Social Housing

A private members bill is set to be put to the Scottish Parliament for sprinklers to be installed in all new social housing. A public consultation showed more than 90 per cent of respondents were in favour. MSP David Stewart launched the public consultation and has now lodged a formal proposal. If his bill wins [...]

Raw Emotion as Cost of Failings Dominate Inquiry

The human cost of safety failings at Grenfell Tower has dominated the first week of an inquiry into the cause of the tragedy. Victims’ families have continued to give their testimonies and pay tribute to those who were lost in the blaze. Almost a year on from the devastating fire, emotions are still very raw. [...]

Sprinklers in New Council Homes?

A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy is under way. At the same time, councillors in Cornwall are facing calls to fit sprinklers in all new council homes. Councillors are set to discuss the motion at a meeting today (May 22). If the proposal wins support, it will cost the council £2 million. [...]

 Demand for Sprinkler Tanks Set to Grow

International research suggests rapid growth in the market for automatic sprinkler systems. Western Europe is pinpointed as a major growth area between now and 2026. This is good news for fire pump manufacturers and companies like ours, supplying sprinkler tanks. In urban areas, sprinkler tanks make sense. They provide a ready source of water in [...]

Sprinkler Tanks: Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Fire Safety

Sprinkler tanks are a hot topic. When it comes to fire safety, we are living in an era when nobody should be taking chances. That is why organisations across the UK are reviewing the measures they have in place. The death toll following the Grenfell Tower fire has made everyone – from politicians and campaigners [...]

Firefighters Demonstrate Effectiveness of Sprinklers

At a time when house builders are considering the benefits of installing sprinklers in new-builds, here is some interesting news… Firefighters have demonstrated how effective automatic sprinklers are at supressing fires. Using a mock-up of two living rooms, the demonstration featured a room without fire protection and a room fitted with sprinklers. The results were [...]

Fresh Concerns Over Hackitt Review

The Royal Institute of British Architects has added its voice to concerns over a Government review into fire safety.  It fears eventual recommendations will fall short of making sprinklers compulsory in some buildings. It is also worried that flammable cladding, like that used on the exterior of Grenfell Tower, will not be banned. It has [...]

3 Things A Sprinkler Tank Inspection Will Tell You

Automatic sprinkler systems are a must have if you own a high-risk building. Think of industrial premises, warehousing, high-rise apartment blocks, hospitals, schools and care homes. But installing an automatic sprinkler system is just one part of the job. Every component needs to be maintained to ensure it is ready to fight fire in an [...]

Fire Tanks Save Lives

Fire tanks save lives, property and other assets. Sprinkler tanks provide a ready supply of water to supress a fire. That is why they are an important feature of modern automatic sprinkler systems. At Nationwide Water Solutions Limited, we are committed to spreading the word about the vital benefits of fire tanks. Every year in [...]