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Sprinkler Work Under Way At Luton Tower Blocks

Tower blocks in Luton are the latest to get sprinkler systems. Two high-rise buildings are receiving the additional fire safety equipment. It is part of a £4.5m round of improvements. Tower blocks set to benefit include Leabank and Penhill flats. Both are located on Luton's Marsh Farm estate. Residents have welcomed the investment, saying they [...]

Interest in Sprinkler Tanks ‘Rising’ Says Expert

The UK’s leading expert on sprinkler tanks says interest in water storage equipment is rising. Nationwide Water Solutions has seen a spike in requests for free site surveys. It says, the rise coincides with ongoing inquiries into the Grenfell tragedy. Nationwide Water Solutions installs and removes sprinkler tanks for a wide range of public, private, [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Fire Safety, Loss Prevention, Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler Tanks|0 Comments

Sprinkler Tank Specialist Warns Over Storage Areas

Buildings with storage areas need protecting with modern fire safety equipment, a sprinkler tank specialist has warned. Nationwide Water Solutions said spaces or buildings used for storage pose a risk. That is because of the the amount of cardboard and other combustible materials they contain. Losses in storage room fires can also be high, if [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Loss Prevention, Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler Tank|0 Comments

Sprinkler Tank Specialist Explains True Cost of Arson

The single biggest cause of fires in the UK is arson. This shocking fact is backed up by compelling statistics. Sprinkler tank specialist Nationwide Water Solutions says businesses and homeowners need to do more to combat arson. The cost of arson on commercial and residential premises in England and Wales hit £1.2 billion in 2015. [...]

How To Ensure There Is Enough Water To Fight A Fire

It may seem obvious, but having enough water to fight a fire is crucial to containing damage and saving lives. Yet there is no guarantee the right quantity will be available unless you consider storage options. Even professional firefighters sometimes struggle on this score. Today's blog post will look at the causes and solutions. One [...]

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 [...]

Fire Risks in Commercial Buildings

Additional fire safety measures are required in commercial buildings. This is particularly the case if the building houses potentially dangerous equipment, such as welding or soldering tools. The presence of cylinders also requires careful assessment. If you are not sure what level of fire safety your building needs, talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. The [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of a Sprinkler Tank in Public Buildings

Public buildings can be at a higher risk of fire than privately owned ones, making a sprinkler tank a good risk reduction investment. Schools and prisons are at particular risk of fire. In the case of schools, arson is a prevalent threat during weekends and holidays. Fire is a risk in a prison 24/7 – [...]