Design Buy Build Issue 27 2017 - Page 80

the cross ted a t i f e rs ar inkle n spr o year. i ll i e a ch 40 m rs world inkle y spr b d e troll e con s wer e r i f of alone 99% THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Sprin kl e r s save m on ey , t h ey s ave p r o p e r t y a n d t h ey s ave li ves. They ’re all g o o d! Bu t the bad news i s that they ’re sti l l no t a legal re qui re m e n t i n ei t h e r r e s i d e n t i a l o r i n d u s t r i a l p r o perti es i n mu ch of the U K . A nd the u g ly tru th i s that thi s mea n s f ir es can le a d to m a s s i ve f i n a n c i a l l o s s a n d , t ra g i ca l l y , u n n ecessa r y lo ss of l i fe. The messa g e i s si mpl e – g et pro tected, stay safe. THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY Choosing the right sprinkler system is as The Lakanal House fire occurred in a tower Tragically of course, it’s not all about money. important as the decision to install in the first block on 3 July 2009 in Camberwell, London. Lives are sometimes lost when fires break place. Six people were killed, and at least twenty out in buildings without sprinklers. But, in injured, when a high-rise fire developed the UK, no life has ever been lost to fire in a and spread through a number of flats in the building fully protected by fire sprinklers. It’s twelve-storey building. a clear message: sprinklers save lives. The inquest into the Lakanal House fire in • • Wet pipe The most common type of sprinkler system, this is for use in buildings where there’s no risk of freezing – the water remains in the pipes constantly, ready to react quickly when the heads are activated. • in England during 2015/16. This was 39 the London borough of Southwark on 3 July more than in 2014/15. 2009 began on 14 Ja Յ䁅+$)5ɍ̸)Qɔݕɔ́ɔɕѕхѥ))ɔɕ͍Ք͕٥̀IM̤)ѕɽչȰɕ́)ݥѠȁ啅ȁɽչѡ݅ѕȁ)䁄ɽمٔLݡѡ)$́Ё̰́Ёх̀āɥȁɥԼظQ́̀Ԕ)Ѽɼɔɔѡѡ԰ѕ(мԸ)ɥȁ̰ѡɽɕɔ+$)́ѡمٔѡ݅ѕȁ́ѡɽ՝)ѡ՝ѡյȁх)ݕɕ́݅́٥Յչ+$)Qѕ)Լ؁ɕѼм԰ѡɔ) ͥ䁄ݕЁѕ̃LݕɔЁɔɔɕѕхѥ́)͕ݡɔѡɔ́͵ɕեхݕɕ́Լ؀Ĥ)͍ѥѼݕѡȸѡѡɕ٥́啅Ȁܤ)mѕɹѥٔt+$)Aɔѥ)Aɔѥѕ́ɔݥѠȁ́)ѡЁ݅ѕȁ́ɕ͕Ѽ)ѡ́ݡѕѽȁ́ѥمѕL)%()Ё)͕́)х))))ɥ)Ѽ))ɽ()ɔ))́ݔ)ɔ)ɽ)ɥ))ȁ)ԁ))ȁ))ᅵ͵ѕѽȸ))ɔ)()ܹɔ