Heritage-Listed Buildings

Heritage-listed buildings are damaged by fires each year. iMist protects heritage-listed buildings with fire suppression systems that can be retrofitted into buildings without disturbing the structure. 

Our system ensures installation occurs with minimal damage and disturbance of the building. The high-pressure flexible hose can be easily fed around uneven surfaces or decaying walls, meaning even in the most topsy turvy dwellings iMist can protect them.

Many listed buildings have articles and artifacts that are being preserved, and with the fine droplets in a water mist system, its means the potential water damage would be much less than a traditional system whilst also doing the same job of fighting a fire

Do you have heritage-listed buildings you would like us to quote for free?

iMist installed a fire suppression system in an Aberdeen historical building, iMist retrofitted 32 nozzles

When do I need a fire suppression system in heritage-listed buildings?

BSI 9991 says you must have an AWFSS in the following circumstances;

5.2.1.2 Multi-Basement Buildings

For dwellings with multiple floors below ground level, a protected stairway, and an AWFSS, 9m meters should not be exceeded for from the foot of the protected stair to any habitable room

6.4 (b) Dwelling Houses with one or more storey greater than 7.5m in height (4 storeys)

A second, separate protected stairwell is not required if AWFSS is fitted throughout.

9.1 (d) Internal Planning of Flats and Maisonettes

Flats or maisonettes with an open plan arrangement and more than one floor should have a protected stairway and AWFSS fitted. This allows escape to the shared external entrance. 

9.7 Open Plan Layouts

Open planned flats are permissible with a fully fitted AWFSS

9.3 (b) Provision of inner rooms in flats not more than 4.5m in height

Inner rooms are not suggested unless the use of an AWFSS is utilised throughout the entire building, along with a grade D LD1 Fire detections and fire alarm system in accordance with BS 5839-6:2013.

9.4.2 (a) Extended travel distances within an open-plan flat

Flats more than 4.5m above ground level that are entered on the same level can increase total travel distances to the entrances from 9m to 20m with the use of AWFSS throughout the entire building, along with a LD1 fire detection and fire alarm system in accordance with BS 5839-6:2013.

11.1 Flats where occupants are not capable of independent evacuation

It is possible to use provisions o an AWFSS where the use of the building is required for people not capable of independent evacuation (excluding common corridors and stairways). It is further possible to protect common areas (excluding common corridors and stairways) using provisions of an AWFSS where the use of the building is required for people not capable of independent evacuation.

Heritage-Listed Buildings Case Studies

Queens Road – Aberdeen

Queens Road is an amazing piece of historical architect. It led to a tricky installation, one that iMist was awarded due to the flexibility of the system. iMist were able to retrofit and install 32 nozzles.

Great James Street – London

In London, Great James Street, iMist was contacted to plan, install and retrofit 26 nozzles throughout this heritage-listed building. Our iMist engineers retrofitted these nozzles in each apartment. 

The Towers – Cambridge

In Cambridge, iMist designed, installed and retrofitted 24 nozzles and a domestic pump in a heritage-listed building, inside the church to protect the building from an unlikely, devastating event of a fire.

Heritage-Listed Buildings Testimonials

In an industry that requires the highest standard of installation, this is the company for you. I can't speak highly enough of them! They have been incredibly understanding throughout the project, and they have helped us with many questions and problems we have from other construction companies.
I can't stress to anyone reading this enough that you must be careful with companies in this market as there are many who are corrupt, but in I-Mist you are in safe hands!
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