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Plumis Automist Smartscan is the alternative solution for Hitchin loft conversion

  • 22 May 2017

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A Plumis Automist Smartscan system has been installed in a loft conversion in Herfordshire to facilitate the retention of the open plan living space.

Building Regulations require a protected enclosed stairwell for contemporary, open space designs, or the use of alternative compensatory measures such as sprinklers.

Matt Newis, the property owner, was reluctant to install sprinklers due to the potential damage they could cause. Therefore, the Plumis device was recommended as a more suitable alternative to sprinklers.

His local approved Automist installer, Creative In/Exteriors Ltd provided the LABC registered Automist Smartscan.

The device consists of a wall mounted stainless steel panel that seamlessly integrates into the interior of almost any living space. When the system is activated, the head of the unit rotates automatically to directly target fires with a powerful jet of water mist.

The system uses 90% less water, meaning significantly less damage to the living space in the event of a discharge.

The pump was located under the stairs and the spray-head on the staircase wall, allowing the Automist to fit unobtrusively into the décor. A Kiddie KF30 heat alarm complete with SMK23RU relay was installed and connected to the pump.

The heat alarm was mains powered from an existing consumer unit, on a separate RCBO. This is effectively the trigger for the pump to activate. All plumbing work, electrical work and making good was completed by Creative In/Exteriors Ltd. The pump is connected to the existing consumer unit using FB200 cable and runs on a separate FCBO.

Consequently, Matt Newis was pleased that there was no need to create an enclosed lobby to the exit from the bottom of the stairs, thanks to Automist.

Plumis Ltd
Unit 1E, Clapham North Arts Centre,
26-32 Voltaire Rd,
London,
SW4 6DH
Phone: +44 (0)20 7871 3899

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