Base Fire Sprinklers are specialists in fire sprinkler systems for care homes.
We are a leading provider of care home fire sprinkler systems in the UK.
Our team of experts specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems for care homes across the country.
With a deep understanding of the unique needs of care homes, we ensure that our fire protection systems are not only highly effective but also easy to use and maintain.
Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your care home is protected from the dangers of fire. Let us help you ensure the safety of your residents and staff with our comprehensive fire sprinkler services.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and it's important to us that this is recognised by the national organised FPA.
We've also been accredited by the UK's leading health and safety organisation SafeContractor.
I would like to compliment the engineers that we have met on site who have completed the servicing and repair works on the systems....I cannot find one area where I would be unhappy with the service we have received.
Jack Newell, Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Care Home Sprinkler Systems
With residents whose needs vary significantly, including infirm and immobile individuals, fire suppression systems for care homes are essential to control and prevent the spread of fires.
Home Office figures show that in 2010-21, there were over 8,000 primary fires in UK care homes. Numbers have been falling but there were still 500 incidents in the 2020-21 tax year alone.
Fatalities are thankfully low - 26 since 2010 and just one in 2020-21 - but non-fatal injuries are much more frequent, with more than 1,200 since 2010. Nearly half (about 590) casualties were aged 65 or over.
Care homes are not only for the elderly, and can also include babies, children and working-age adults. Adequate care home sprinkler systems are important at all ages, to safeguard the often vulnerable residents and to protect property.
Base Fire Sprinklers are proud to provide fully accredited end-to-end care home sprinkler systems design, installation and maintenance, including new-build care homes and sprinkler system retrofits, to give you and your residents complete peace of mind.
Can Base Fire Sprinklers Retrofit Sprinklers in Care Homes?
Care home refurbishments should include retrofitted sprinkler systems as a matter of course, even if they are not required by legislation. If you're not sure, we can help you to determine whether you are legally obliged to have a sprinkler system.
In any case, we can recommend the location of sprinkler heads, the pipework to connect them, and the wet risers and water tanks needed to supply adequate pressure.
Residential care homes should be comfortable and welcoming, and concealed sprinkler heads are among the least intrusive fire protection measures you can use, while offering some of the highest reliability and effectiveness.
We would recommend retrofitting sprinklers during any extension works too, to provide comprehensive protection across the new and pre-existing premises alike, and to give confidence to residents and their families.
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Care Home Sprinkler System Repairs
If you have any concerns whatsoever about the condition of your care home sprinkler system, we would urge you to call Base Fire Sprinklers so that one of our accredited engineers can attend to inspect your sprinkler heads, pipework and water tank.
While sprinkler systems are very reliable, a malfunctioning sprinkler head could be enough to allow fire to spread to an adjacent room or area, potentially allowing the blaze to get out of control.
An inspection by a qualified engineer is all that is needed to prevent this, by diagnosing any faults with your sprinklers or water supply, and installing replacement sprinkler heads or other hardware as needed to restore functionality.
Our highly professional personnel understand the sensitive nature of care homes, especially in the presence of young, elderly or vulnerable residents, and will always work in a way that respects privacy and minimises disruption both in communal areas and in private rooms.
Care Home Sprinklers Servicing and Maintenance
Planned maintenance for care home sprinkler systems can anticipate emerging problems and take action to prevent them, to reduce repair costs and ensure the sprinklers function correctly in case of an incident.
Base Fire Sprinklers offer comprehensive scheduled sprinkler maintenance for care homes, covering common concerns such as:
Check sprinkler heads are not obstructed or painted over
Check pipes are free-flowing and in good condition
Check water storage tanks for leaks and blockages
Following a detailed inspection by one of our qualified engineers, we will provide you with a full report of our findings, along with any recommended repairs or other maintenance work we believe is necessary to keep your sprinklers fully operational.
We can carry out any such work, including the supply of replacement hardware and fittings, and will only recommend repairs and maintenance that we think are necessary or essential to safeguard your premises and your residents.
Sprinkler systems and other fire safety precautions
Fire sprinklers can reduce or eliminate the need for other fire safety precautions. For example:
Self-closing doors may not be needed.
Fewer fire-trained personnel may be needed.
More residents' beds may be placed in each zone.
This can allow care homes with more open-plan areas, and can allow older premises to be refurbished without the need to widen stairwells or add more external emergency exits.
Overall risk profiles are reduced, while refurbishments - and new-build care homes - can be completed faster, with substantial cost savings, all without compromising on the safety of residents.
Find out more about care home sprinkler systems
For more information about anything discussed on this page, or to ask us about any other aspects of fire sprinklers for your care home construction or renovation, please contact Base Fire Sprinklers today and we'll be happy to arrange a no-obligation consultation.
Whether you're at the design and installation stage, or you'd like us to check that an existing sprinkler system is in fully working order, our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to safeguard your residents and give you that all-important peace of mind.
Contact Base Fire Sprinklers
If you are a care home operator and would like to know more about our work in this area, please contact Base Fire Sprinklers today. We are always happy to talk about our recent projects and what we can do to protect your personnel and vulnerable tenants.
We work across the north of England including Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, with a focus on Manchester, Stockport, Warrington and the surrounding areas. All enquiries are welcome, including new-build care homes, refurbishments and retrofits.
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