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Sprinkler Tank FAQ: useful information for the UK

Welcome to our sprinkler tank FAQ. We are Nationwide Water Solutions Limited and we are sprinkler tank experts. In fact, we live and breathe fire safety. That can sometimes mean we use industry-speak. If you are looking for a no-fuss guide to sprinkler tank information in the UK, our FAQ section below will help.

We use plan language to offer you answers to the most common sprinkler tank questions. You will find this useful if you are considering investing in fire safety. We also recommend Sprinkler Tank FAQ for the UK if you already have a sprinkler tank but have questions about maintenance.


Sprinkler Tank FAQ

Can a sprinkler tank store water exclusively for an automatic sprinkler system?



Does a sprinkler tank need to meet regulations?

Yes. Our website will tell you more. If you can’t see what you are looking for, contact us.


Can a sprinkler tank be designed to fit a space?

Yes. In fact, most sprinkler tanks are fabricated to meet specifications guided by their location.


Can I choose what type of material a sprinkler tank is made from?

Yes. Sprinkler tanks can be made from a variety of materials, including galvanised steel and concrete. However, the type you choose could be dictate the the size and location of the sprinkler tank.

Find out more here.


Do you install sprinkler tanks across the UK?

Yes, we do.


Do you offer free site inspections?

Of course.


Can you re-line a sprinkler tank?

Yes. If an inspection report deems a sprinkler tank suitable for repair, we can fix it.

For more information click here.


Should I have my sprinkler tank inspected by an independent person?

Yes. We recommend external inspections are carried out annually

For more information click here.


How can I contact you?

Click here.


We hope this no-fuss sprinkler tank FAQ has answered some of your questions. Because not all questions are straightforward, you may want to ask us something else. Please feel free to contact us using the link above.

For the latest information on the sprinkler tank, its uses and design, visit our blog.

Wildfires and the Cost of a Sprinkler Tank

Wildfires are raging around the country. The heatwave has put fire safety back in focus. Residents near moors and other open areas have been evacuated as extreme weather causes a hazard. It may have prompted you to think about improving fire safety. You may own or manage a high-rise building. You may run a property occupied by the vulnerable. The cost of a sprinkler tank may have crossed your mind, if this is.

Many people planning to invest in automatic sprinkler systems wonder about the cost of a sprinkler tank. In fact, this is a very affordable element of fire safety. The exact cost of a sprinkler tank depends on its shape, size and the material it is made from. The modern sprinkler tank is made to fit its environment. That means each one is unique.


Buying a custom sprinkler tank

Working with a business that knows the sprinkler tank inside out is vital. That is why more and more businesses and public bodies are turning to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It has extensive experience in designing, installing and maintaining the sprinkler tank. Its services are in demand across the UK.

Nationwide Water Solutions Limited understands the value of customer service. That is why it offers free site visits to anyone interested in investing in a sprinkler tank. Its experts will discuss the right location for a sprinkler tank. They will then talk you through the design and installation process.


Maintaining a sprinkler tank

Does your building already benefit from a sprinkler tank? When was the last time you had it independently inspected? A fire in the current extreme heat could spread rapidly. Ensuring your fire safety equipment is in good working order is imperative. Nationwide Water Solutions Limited uses ground-breaking technology. It can inspect a sprinkler tank without the need for it to be drained.

For further information, visit the website.

Four Building Types That Need A Fire Tank

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you will know that we focus on fire safety issues. Over the past year, fire safety equipment has been in demand. Building owners are heeding the public’s concerns over safety. In today’s blog post, we will be looking at the four building types that need a fire tank.

If you are wondering what a fire tank is, we will explain. Also known as a sprinkler tank, it stores water solely to fight fires. Water is ready to fight a blaze in an emergency. The fire tank releases water to sprinkler heads. In the case of modern automatic sprinklers, only the area affected by fire will receive the water.

Here are the top four building types that need a fire tank…


1. High-rise tower blocks

While the installation of a sprinkler system is currently not compulsory, it soon could be. Recommendations following the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower include sprinklers for new buildings over 18 metres. It could be that existing buildings will have to be retro-fitted with sprinklers. If you own a high-rise building, don’t wait for the law to change. Think about installing a fire tank and automatic sprinkler system now.


2. Care homes

Elderly people are among the most vulnerable in society. Care homes could one day be forced to have sprinkler systems. That is because mobility problems make it difficult for older people to evacuate a building quickly. A fire tank supplies water to sprinklers, giving care homes more time to get residents out of a burning building.


3. New schools

There is growing consensus that all new schools should be fitted with sprinkler systems and fire tanks. This is to reduce the cost of arson and accidental fires on the public purse, and to improve the safety of children.


4. Warehousing

Loss prevention measures should include a fire tank and sprinklers.

For further information about fire tanks, visit Nationwide Water Solutions Limited.

Sourcing a Low Cost Sprinkler Tank

Reforms to building regulations could force more landlords to install sprinkler systems. Don’t want to wait for legislative changes to Building Regulations? Now is a great time to invest in sprinklers. You may be planning a retrofit project or designing a new build. Sourcing a low cost sprinkler tank will ensure your sprinklers have access to a ready supply of water.

Have you overlooked a sprinkler tank? It is not uncommon for those planning  fire safety improvements to leave sourcing a low cost sprinkler tank to the last minute. Use this guide to help you find the best sprinkler tank supplier and installer.


Low cost sprinkler tank companies

If you are looking for a low cost sprinkler tank company, be prepared to do some research. Set aside some time to search for UK-based companies on the internet. Here’s some things to bear in mind when researching low cost sprinkler tank suppliers:

  • Make sure the sprinkler tank business has a physical address. Never do business with a website that cannot display a checkable location
  • Ignore firms that make it hard to contact them
  • Make a note of telephone numbers and email addresses

Once you have found two or three genuine sprinkler tank companies, give them a call. Discuss your needs and don’t be afraid to ask for advice. A good sprinkler tank company will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Checklist for a low cost sprinkler tank

Now you have made contact, get down to the nitty gritty. Find out if the business can design a sprinkler tank to suit your environment. Ask about compliance with fire safety regulations. Find out about its installation service.

There are a few more things to consider too. Ask about:

  • Ongoing sprinkler tank maintenance
  • Annual sprinkler tank inspections
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Customer testimonials

Buy a low cost sprinkler tank

Talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It is a UK based sprinkler tank supplier and installer. Its services cover the whole of the UK. To find out more, visit the company’s website.



Online Automatic Sprinkler System Information

Online automatic sprinkler system information can be confusing. If you are looking to invest in state-of-the-art fire safety equipment, an automatic sprinkler system is the gold standard. As well as supressing fires and stopping them from spreading, they give people time to evacuate a burning building. But, here at Nationwide Water Solutions Limited, we know that choosing the right system for your building is paramount. That is why our online automatic sprinkler system information introduces you to the benefits of sprinkler tanks.

Sprinkler tanks are an integral part of many automatic sprinkler systems. They store water for the specific purpose of fighting a fire. That water is ready, around the clock, to be delivered to the point of a fire the moment it is detected. If you understand the benefits of having your own firefighting system, you will know that a sprinkler tank aids loss prevention.


Online automatic sprinkler system news

Nationwide Water Solutions Limited supplies and installs custom-made sprinkler tanks. But that is not all we do. We also:

  • Offer free site visits
  • Maintain existing fire tanks
  • Repair sprinkler tanks
  • Reline sprinkler tanks
  • Carry out annual inspections of fire tanks
  • Use underwater camera equipment that means a sprinkler tank does not have to be drained during the inspection process


Professional online automatic sprinkler system information

We are experts in the supply, installation and maintenance of water storage tanks. Our sprinkler tanks come in a variety of forms. Each one is designed to perfectly suit its environment. This bespoke approach makes fire safety customised to the needs of each building

Sprinkler systems can reduce the cost of insurance policies, protect buildings, save lives and offer building owners and residents peace of mind.

Want to know more about Nationwide Water Solutions Limited? Visit our website for technical information and an overview of our products and services.

Sprinkler Tanks Part of IQE Investment

Welsh technology company IQE, considered a market leader in the field of compound semi-conductors, is to invest £38 million in a new site. Plans for the ambitious project have been given recommended approval by local councillors. New sprinklers tanks will form part of the development and ensure the site has water on standby to fight a fire around the clock.

Other plans for the site include the provision of staff and visitor car and cycle parking, an external plant compound, refrigeration units, external alterations to an existing building and the creation of a new access route.


IQE CS Cluster Project

IQE wants to develop the site as Phase 2 of the CS Cluster Project. The overall aim is to deliver a hub of high-quality facilities for research, development, education and manufacturing. Newport City Council’s Planning committee had access to a feasibility report that said: “The applicant has stated that the precise number of jobs to be created by the occupation of the building is as yet unknown.

“The first phase of development is expected to deliver a total of 60 jobs although these numbers could increase significantly through these current proposals. The onward occupation of the building by IQE and future ambitions for an additional organisation to develop a hub within the building could result in up to 650 members of staff.

“The proposed development is considered to be acceptable and is in accordance with the Newport Local Development Plan. It is recommended that planning permission is granted with conditions.”


Fire safety

IQE has demonstrated its commitment to fire safety by including sprinkler tanks in its plans. As well as providing a ready source of water to fight fires, automatic sprinkler systems provide excellent loss prevention and some insurance benefits.

Want to know more about sprinkler tanks? Talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading independent supplier of fire tanks. It designs and installs compliant sprinkler tanks across the country. Nationwide Water Solutions Limited also maintains sprinkler tanks, carries out repairs and offers an independent inspection service.

Shopping Centre Saved by Automatic Sprinklers

A fire in a shopping centre has been contained – thanks to automatic sprinklers. The incident, in Kingston, London, happened as a result of an electrical fault. London Fire Brigade said the automatic sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading and reduced damage.

Firefighters received 999 calls to the Bentall Centre at 11.11pm on May 31. It is reported that security guards were alerted when they heard smoke detectors go off. Had the building not benefited from automatic sprinklers, the fire could have easily spread and caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.


Fire brigade praises automatic sprinklers

Fire crews from Kingston and nearby Surbiton stations attended the incident. It was reported to be under control by 1am on June 1.

Speaking to the local press, a London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “This fire highlights the clear benefits of sprinklers to businesses and we would urge all companies and business owners to install them. It is a common misconception that in the event of a fire all sprinklers go off. In this case, only one sprinkler activated to control the fire spread and limit fire damage.”


Shopping centre unit had sprinklers

The shop affected by the blaze was fitted with automatic sprinklers. As pointed out by the fire brigade, just one sprinkler head was activated. It helped contain the blaze and stopped it from spreading to the wider shopping centre.

If you own retail premises, are you considering installing an automatic sprinkler system? Talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It supplies and installs associated sprinkler tanks. They store water for the sole purpose of fighting fires. On standby 24/7, they deliver water to the point of the fire whenever a blaze is detected.

As well as supplying sprinkler tanks, Nationwide Water Solutions Limited also maintains, repairs and inspects fire tanks. Want to know more? Visit the website.



The Future of Fire Safety: Legislation Will Be Key

With so much talk about fire safety and the need to increase standards, what does the future hold? While the Government has yet to respond to Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations, experts are in no doubt. They believe the time has come to force some building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety equipment that does more than just tick a few boxes.

At Nationwide Water Solutions Limited, we have followed the developments of the Hackitt review very closely. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, it was obvious that more needed to be done to protect the vulnerable and those living in high-rise tower blocks. While the Government has made no decisions over future legislation, fire safety experts are clear.

What fire safety experts want

While fire safety experts have welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations, they fear only legislation will ensure measures set out in her report come to fruition. With the Government consumed with Brexit negotiations, time is not on safety’s side.

The general consensus among experts is that:

  • Flammable exterior cladding, like that fitted to Grenfell Tower, should be completely banned
  • All new buildings above 18 metres should be fitted with automatic sprinklers
  • Existing buildings that house the vulnerable, including care homes, should be fitted with automatic sprinkler systems
  • Fire doors and building maintenance need greater consideration

What the public want

The tragic loss of 72 innocent lives has left the public in no doubt. A vast majority now feel legislation is needed to force building owners to provide fire safety equipment fit for the 21st Century. As well as feeling the pain of those bereaved by the devastating fire, they do not want to see a repetition. Many people feel it is only a matter of time before more people die because of safety failings.

In the end, politicians answer to the people. Voters expect their voices to be heard and fire safety is an issue that is very unlikely to go away during the term of the current Government.


About Nationwide Water Solutions Limited

We supply and install sprinkler tanks across the UK. Our water storage solutions are custom designed for individual environments and ensure water is always on standby to fight a fire. An integral part of ‘smart’ sprinkler systems, our tanks offer peace of mind and improve safety. For further information visit our website.