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Posted By: WillInAberdeenare there fire safe alternatives?
Posted By: gyrogearhow about a reinforced lightweight concrete screed, well tied into the walls...
Posted By: Peter_in_HungaryI would be very surprised if joists designed for floor boards would take the weight of a reinforced screed
Posted By: gyrogearPosted By: Peter_in_HungaryI would be very surprised if joists designed for floor boards would take the weight of a reinforced screedwell our old house had one, no pbs !
Posted By: djhWhat type of reinforcement did it have?
Posted By: Peter_in_HungarySo what was the screed and what were the joists?
Posted By: ringiA spinker system is the best method of preserving a building if you get a fire, but we don't get enough large fires for insurance companies to require them.
Posted By: fostertomWater mist generator is a v good, economical alternative.
Alternative suppression systems - there are many alternative or innovative fire suppression systems available including systems utilising domestic plumbing and water-mist systems. Verifiers should satisfy themselves that such systems have been designed and tested for use in domestic buildings and are fit for their intended purpose (see Section 0).
Posted By: stevethefarmSpecifically in regards to Wales there isn't a water company that will guarantee the water pressure, this is due to liability, so a tank or alternative is always required.
For a suppression system to be effective it is essential that there is an appropriate water supply. Therefore, designers need to discuss with Scottish Water what supply is likely to be available and what pressure can be expected. It is recognised that pressures will vary during the day, over the year and perhaps in future years. Therefore it is imperative that the system is designed on the basis of what the minimum pressure and flow is likely to be. If there is any doubt, a tank and pump arrangement should be used.
Posted By: DarylPtrue, but what if a fire breaks out in a terrace, 3 or 4 systems all 'fire' within the first few minutes before FB arrive?
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