3 ways to stop fire sprinklers being an eyesore in your home

When you think of sprinklers, you probably picture a bulky overhead system straight out of a factory or warehouse. It’s not surprising, then, that homeowners are often reluctant to install sprinkler systems in their houses.

Fortunately, such unsightly systems are now a thing of the past. With fire sprinklers now featuring a much more subtle, understated design, it’s become easier than ever to protect your home from fire without compromising on style.

In this blog, we’ll look at the best ways to install sprinklers to stop them being an eyesore in your home.

1. Choose a Slimline Wet Sprinkler System

For domestic use, you’ll want to install a wet sprinkler system. These systems work effectively in homes to contain fire and damage. With these systems, water is always in the pipes. When heat is detected, the affected sprinkler will burst, tackling flames.

At South Coast Fire Sprinklers, we recommend installing wet sprinkler systems in homes because these are the most subtle, practical, and cost-effective for a domestic environment.

2. Select a Subtle Design

Old-school sprinklers were difficult to hide, but this is no longer the case. These days, there are plenty of subtle designs on the market.

Look for pop-out sprinklers with casings that entirely conceal the sprinkler when not in use. The sprinkler will be hidden in the ceiling until it’s needed. Flat casings, in the same colour as the ceiling, will ensure the sprinkler is barely visible.

At South Coast Fire Sprinklers, we make a point of installing the Rapidrop Flat Concealed Pendent Sprinkler. We use this model because of how efficiently it works, combined with its extremely subtle, streamlined appearance. A slimline, round disk is all that’s visible on the ceiling.

This style of concealed pendent sprinkler is one of the best options if you want to avoid sprinklers becoming an eyesore in your home.

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3. Think About Positioning

The best place to position a concealed pendent sprinkler is in the middle of the ceiling. This is also the position that will draw the least amount of attention to it.

However, if you have downlights in your ceiling, you may need to work your sprinkler system around them. Aim to fit your sprinklers in line with other ceiling-mounted fixtures – this will create a neat, uniform look that won’t draw the eye for the wrong reasons.

At South Coast Fire Sprinklers, we specialise in the design and installation of high-quality fire sprinkler systems in properties across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and more.

We understand the importance of balancing safety with style, which is why we’ll design a bespoke system that protects your home from fire without sacrificing aesthetics. For more information, give us a call on 01202 731111 or fill out our contact form – we’re here to help!

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