With just weeks to go to completion on a complete luxury refurbishment, the client decided to swap the layout of two rooms. No problem; the changes are made and all is ready – except that, because of the changes, the building regulations inspector now demands a fire system with detection points in every habitable room.
Designer Louise McDonnel, Director of McDonnel Associates commented “We were being asked to replace the fire detection system we had already installed with a new system that met all our standards. This would require routing and chasing-in new wiring in a complex six-storey property that was now decoratively complete.” MCD were also under added pressure because the client was looking to sell the property and had an interested buyer so the completion date still had to be met. Louise’s Fire Consultants then advised her to contact Eurotech Fire Systems.
Louise called us and explained the problem they were having. We then quickly surveyed the property and recommended our wireless fire alarm detection system as the most robust yet simple to use solution, which of course met the rigorous requirements of the buildings regs inspector.
The time from confirmation of the order to the system being ready to install took less than two days. The installation itself required just one day on site. Vincent Agius, Eurotech’s Sales Manager explains, “Because the system is wireless, we were able to speed up the process by programming the detectors and panel off-site. This meant that everything was ready to go when we arrived at the property and we were only on-site for a minimal amount of time, which kept us out of the way of the other trades putting last minute touches to the interior.”
The result was a relieved designer, a satisfied inspector and a delighted client who successfully sold the property. “Eurotech were fantastic,” says Louise. “I knew very little about wireless fire detection systems before I spoke to them. Now I’d design them into almost any building – why would you use anything else?”