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Automist fire sprinklers for when traditional solutions demands too great a water supply

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 12th May 2018 at 12:23 - Posted in Fire Blogs

The Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Dany Cotton told the London Assembly that “as a measure as part of a range of options in making buildings safe fire sprinklers are key going forward.” Sprinklers are a reliable and cost-effective fire safety measure that can greatly reduce risk of death, injury, property damage and harm to local communities.  However, it is important to be pragmatic and accept that given the magnitude of the task it is not feasible to make sprinklers immediately...
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Automist enabling new wave of open plan homes

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 29th December 2017 at 17:11 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Whether an architect trying to design a trendier residential layout or homeowner looking to refurbish their residence with a fresher look, modern layouts are constantly at odds with the country’s safety regulations. More and more frequently, homeowners want to adjust their property to reflect an ‘open plan’ layout. This simple yet effective architectural trend is derived from an old Japanese tradition which merges rooms (i.e. living/dining room, kitchen/dining room, or entry hall/living room)...
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Why Building Insurers Are Excited About Smart Water Mist Sprinklers

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 15th December 2017 at 16:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

There are an estimated 365,000 residential fires each year in the United States alone. Of which, approximately 180,000 starts in the kitchen. The average cost is $45,000 leading to an economic cost of at least $7 billion. Multiple residencies such as student housing, retirement homes, shared accommodation and flats with communal kitchens are all high-risk categories and increasing concerns for property owners and insurance companies alike. Automist, a new smart water mist sprinkler system, has the...
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A Fire Sprinkler Designed for Retrofit

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 01st December 2017 at 16:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

When coming up with design solutions for refurbishing older home models with modern aesthetics, architects are often confined to solutions that are limiting in order to meet the national safety requirements set by the LABC. In addition, city officials are often torn when handling older constructions because they need to be brought up to code with modern fire sprinkler systems but the costs are too high. The choice becomes so challenging that more often than not, the problems are ignored or left alone...
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Automist Smartscan is a Top Winner in IDSA International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®) 2017

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 17th July 2017 at 16:50 - Posted in Fire Blogs

London, UK —June 29, 2017—Automist Smartscan, designed by Plumis, is a Top Winner in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). See the gallery. Which 25 designs won Gold and which 52 designs won Silver, will be announced on Aug. 19 at the IDEA Ceremony—open to the public at Rich Theater and followed by a ticketed Gala at High Museum. Through Aug. 11, the public can vote online for the People’s Choice...
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Plumis Automist facilitates flat conversion in London

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 21st May 2017 at 22:33 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Automist from Plumis, an LABC Registered and cost effective alternative to sprinkler systems was recently used in the conversion of a ground floor flat in Crouch End, Haringey, London into two separate flats, one of which incorporated a 27m long basement space. Building Control officers insisted that, in order to meet fire regulations, a fire suppression system like Automist that offers full room, active fire suppression should be used. The alternative would have been to install staircases in the...
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Plumis Automist Smartscan provides alternative to enclosed lobby in Hitchin loft conversion

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 21st May 2017 at 22:29 - Posted in Fire Blogs

A Plumis Automist Smartscan system was installed recently in a loft conversion in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in order to facilitate the retention of the open plan living space. For this kind of contemporary, open space design Building Regulations demand that a protected enclosed stairwell is provided or they require the use of alternative compensatory measures such as sprinklers. The property owner, Matt Newis was reluctant to install sprinklers because of the potential water damage to his home should...
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Plumis Automist facilitates open plan design in terraced property

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 21st May 2017 at 22:05 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative, best value fire protection solution in a loft conversion in a terraced property in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. Creative In/Exteriors, the local accredited Automist installers, installed the system to facilitate a contemporary open plan design whilst at the same time complying with Building Regulations. The means of escape was on the ground floor onto an open plan kitchen and dining room and as a compensatory alternative Building Regulations...
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Plumis Automist used to protect a Grade II listed Gatehouse

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 21st May 2017 at 21:56 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Plumis Automist was used to comply with building regulations and to provide unobtrusive fire protection in the Grade II listed Gatehouse Lodge, near Grantham in the Lincolnshire Vales. The Lodge had been rescued recently from dereliction and has been sensitively restored with a mix of original and contemporary features. The system was installed in the kitchen area to the front of the property because the escape route from the 1st floor came down into this small room, meaning that it was not protected...
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Plumis Automist provides fire safety solution for open plan living in converted flats

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist on the 28th March 2017 at 17:39 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Newflame Fire Equipment Co. Ltd has provided Plumis Automist systems as an innovative watermist fire sprinkler for a block of 7 flats above Baldock library, which had been converted from office space in the Hertfordshire town. The modern, open-plan design of the living areas of 6 of the flats meant that there was no protected means of escape. The LACoRS guide and Approved Document B allow open plan designs as long as some additional features, including fire suppression, are provided. The owner of...
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