45m fire service access
Providing compensatory protection when fire service access is difficult
Suppose any part of a building is over 45 m from the nearest point that a fire appliance can reach. In that case, B5 of the building regulations requires that automatic fire suppression is installed throughout the property. It is not uncommon in compact infill developments or blocks of flats that ideal access is impossible to achieve. Automist offers a reasonable and cost-effective alternative method of achieving compliance when inadequate water is available on the site to support a traditional sprinkler. It can often be connected to the existing without the need for a tank or upgrade. When the system is used as a compensatory measure, it is supported by a fire engineering report.