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How Perceptions of Fire Safety Have Changed in 1 Year

It has often been said that there was a ‘before Grenfell’ and ‘after Grenfell’. Perceptions of fire safety suggest this is true. In just one year, something considered a low priority for many building owners has shot to the top of the list. The Grenfell Inquiry has this week heard testimonies that support this. Robert [...]

Why You Need To Improve Fire Safety This Winter

The fire service is one of the most underrated public services in the UK. It is less likely to speak out when it is hit by spending cuts, yet this winter it will be deployed in the NHS. That’s right, fire crews will be drafted in to take patients home from hospital. Worcestershire Acute Hospital [...]

Importance of Having a Sprinkler Tank in Landmark Hotels

The case of The Royal Clarence in Exeter is a poignant reminder of why sprinkler tanks are a must for historic hotels. The prominent building that stood adjacent to the Cathedral Green was gutted by fire – just hours after firefighters thought a blaze in a neighbouring building was under control. The fire penetrated the [...]

Water Supply Fears Over Sprinklers in Surrey Tower Block

Residents in a 17-storey tower block in Surrey are concerned water supply problems have impacted their automatic sprinklers. Sprinkler systems were allegedly out of order last month following water supply issues. The borough council says it kept residents living in Surrey Towers informed about the water issues. According to reports, up to 100 flats in [...]

No Government Cash for Sprinklers in Leeds

The Government has turned down a request for cash for sprinklers in Leeds' tower blocks. Leeds council had asked for cash to improve fire safety in 116 high-rise buildings. The authority is currently spending £10 million on sprinklers in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The firm ‘no’ was reported to councillors this [...]

Why Open-Sided Car Parks Need Sprinklers

A major fire in Liverpool at the end of last year could prompt fresh calls for new fire safety assessments in open-sided car parks. It is understood that pressure groups will demand sprinklers in all ‘at risk’ parking areas. The fire in Merseyside spread to multiple cars, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of [...]

Brighton Tower Blocks to be Fitted with Sprinklers

Brighton and Hove council has become the latest to agree to install sprinklers in tower blocks. Two properties have been identified for initial work – Essex Place and St James House. The council will spend up to £150,000 on each building. The move follows the catastrophic loss of life following a fire at Grenfell Tower [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Fire Safety, High Rise Buildings, Sprinkler Tank, Sprinklers|0 Comments

Importance of GRP Fire Suppression Tanks for Businesses

Austerity, uncertainties over Brexit and low confidence have all hit UK businesses. A fire could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. In fact, more than 80 per cent of businesses affected by a fire go on to fail. That is why we are highlighting the importance of GRP fire suppression tanks for businesses. [...]

4 Reasons to Learn More About Investing in a Sprinkler Tank

Is fire safety on your mind? Have you considered the benefits of investing in a sprinkler tank? We are Nationwide Water Solutions. We're here to answer any questions you may have about this highly beneficial water storage solution. Fire safety is paramount if you own a high-rise building, care home, public building, warehouse or industrial [...]

Why Does My Building Need A Sprinkler Tank?

Fire safety is in the news. And so too is the sprinkler tank. The stark reality of what fire can do has hit home following a number of major tragedies. Building owners are realising the importance of investing in good fire protection. Automatic sprinkler systems are becoming more and more commonplace. Not just in high-rise [...]