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Fire Alarm Design

Fire Alarm Design

Fire Alarm Design Service

Our design stage allows Black & Gold Fire Safety and Electrical Services Ltd to offer an expert solution for your fire alarm system. Black & Gold Fire Safety and Electrical Services Ltd is BAFE-accredited for the design of fire alarm and detection systems to SP 203 and BS 5839 parts 1 & 6. We offer multiple levels of cover to best suit your business needs, from a manual M system to a fully automatic L1 system.

DESIGNING YOUR SYSTEM
Designing your system

What we consider

There are multiple things to consider when designing the best fire detection system for you and your business. Firstly, Black & Gold Fire Safety and Electrical Services Ltd will evaluate the size of your premises. Generally, stand-alone smoke detectors will be installed near sleeping areas if in a home, or a fire alarm system comprising of smoke & heat detectors and audio/visual devices if in a business environment.

Fire detection and warning is essential to the protection of your staff and building from the devastating effects of a fire. Automatic fire detection is crucial in determining the source of a fire alerting building occupants of its presence.

A well-maintained fire system can provide the time needed to facilitate a safe and effective evacuation from the building, preserving the health and safety of its occupants. British Standards 5839-1:2017 recommends that your fire alarm system is maintained at least every six months. 

How many detectors do you need?

The number of detectors needed depends on the number of offices, rooms, or compartments within an area. Why? Because in the event of a fire, the smoke will need to reach a device to activate it. The quicker this is achieved, the sooner the alarm will be raised & fire brigade called, and less damage will be caused.

What are the differences?

Different levels of cover

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Category M Systems

Manual and rely on the occupants of a building discovering a fire and triggering the alarm to warn other building occupants.

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Category L Systems

Category L systems typically have an element of coverage using automatic fire detection such as smoke and heat detectors.

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Category P Systems

Category P systems are designed to protect your building and its content and are split into two categories.

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Our Fire Alarm Design Process

Whether you need a brand-new fire alarm system or are updating your existing system, we have the experience you need to ensure your premises is compliant with fire regulations.

Survey

We complete a survey to establish your organisations individual needs. You can rest assured that we will review your business requirements thoroughly.

1

Recommendation

Taking your budget and the survey of your premises into account, we provide a recommendation that is compliant with British Standards.

2

Installation

When you are ready to proceed with our recommendation, we book your install in and get to work as soon as we are able to fit you in our diary for installation.

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Category M Systems

Category M systems are manual and rely on the occupants of a building discovering a fire and triggering the alarm to warn the other occupants within the premises. Such systems form the basic requirement for a place of employment with no sleeping risk.


Manual cover should be included in all Life Safety systems except L5 systems where the requirement is determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Category L Systems

Category L systems typically have an element of coverage using automatic fire detection such as smoke and heat detectors. These systems are split into five individual categories, each of which is specified based on the nature of the area(s) provided with protection.

Category P Systems

Category P systems are designed to protect your building and its content and are split into two categories.