What we do?

  • Promote, educate, advise and lobby on the benefits of Residential Fire Sprinklers.
  • Benchmark the highest standards in the Design and Installation process for all Member Companies
  • Provide support for Members, including Training, Professional Development, Product Approvals, Installation standards and Certification schemes.
  • Represent the UK Residential Fire Sprinkler Industry at all levels, including new British and International Standards
  • Develop and support the technical case for the use of Residential Fire Sprinklers.
  • Work with the Fire Service, Architects and Building Control to ensure Compliance.
  • Ensure all Member Companies are fully up to date with current training.

About Fire sprinklers

How they work?

When a fire starts a plume of hot gases rise to the ceiling. If a sprinkler is present, a glass bulb or solder link gets hot and at a specific temperature (typically 68 deg C) breaks releasing the cap and allowing water to flow onto a specially designed diffuser.
The diffuser breaks up the water flow into carefully controlled droplets, which penetrate the fire plume and cool the burning material to below its ignition point, thus putting out the fire.
Only the sprinkler/s directly over the fire are operated – not all of them!
The sprinklers are connected to pipe work, usually filled with water, which is supplied either from the water mains or from a storage tank via a pump.