HMO retrofit water mist suppression for inner room cover

Installing Automist to protect the escape route through a first floor, open plan, communal lounge and kitchen area


Automist installation in three storey town houses in Headington brought about as a result of Oxford City Council extending HMO licensing. The conditions stated: The building is required to have a thirty minute protected route allowing the occupants to escape without the necessity of passing through a risk room. In lieu of an enclosed 30 minute fire escape route, install an active water based fire protection system.

The landlord said, "“Installing Automist was the obvious solution to my problem; installing a fire resistant partition would have reduced the lettable space and reduced the rental value of the properties. The Automist system was installed quickly with minimal interference to my tenants or damage to the property.”"