Plumis Automist provides enhanced fire protection to meet building regulations in homes with open plan

  • 6 Apr 2022

Airy, spacious, free-flowing open-plan layouts are very popular, adding thousands to the value of a home. However, all too often plans can be at odds with building regulations, requiring compensatory measures to gain building control approval. 

Automist, from Plumis, is a contemporary alternative to traditional sprinklers and is being used by a growing number of homeowners and architects, to meet building regulations, whilst enabling open-plan layouts


Matching the performance of a traditional sprinkler, but using a tenth of the water, Automist connects to the normal domestic water supply. There’s no need for a tank or to accommodate ugly pipework. Automist’s compact design is ideal for spaces where it’s difficult to retrofit a sprinkler, with the system’s pump and controller small enough to fit into most kitchen or airing cupboards.

Plumis will help you navigate the building control process 

Building control can be a difficult process to navigate, particularly when you’re juggling lots of decisions about your project. The company’s network of expert installers have extensive knowledge of building control and can help guide you through the process step by step. 

Whether you’re an architect designing a contemporary residential layout or a homeowner looking for a fresh look, Automist can help you achieve the open-plan layouts you want while meeting building regulations. 

Your local watermist fire sprinkler installer can provide further advice about suitability and will be happy to provide a quote for supply and installation.  


“As we were undergoing a loft conversion, and in effect adding another floor to our terrace house, the additional height to the building required us to have a separation or a sprinkler system – as a fire door would block the flow of our open plan design, we decided that an Automist fire suppression system would be best.”

Cecilia – London Open Plan Homeowner  

For more information about Plumis Automist, visit 

Download a flyer by clicking Enabling Open Plan Layouts.pdf 

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