This was the replacement of an obsolete fire alarm system on a +4000-person five building estate, the previous system was +40 years old and unsupportable or modifiable and was a huge risk to the occupiers, manager and owners. We produced a fire alarm specification and phasing plan for the replacement of the existing system and installation of the new with a well-known and trusted fire alarm services installation expert.

The project was executed on the basis of the new system being installed in parallel with the existing and then a block by block changeover of the five buildings to ensure that the building and its occupiers were always protected. The installation also consisted of a full rebuilding and testing of the cause and effect matrix and the proving of the new system to the local building control officer as part of the handover and completion process.

The method of delivery and the management of the works by ourselves provided the client with a 70% saving of the original budget costs allocated to the project and resulted in a superior product and handover process of the system.

If you have any fire alarm upgrade or modification needs in your building or just need some initial guidance on system selection or preferred manufacturers, we can provide an independent opinion on systems of any size and complexity and in any type of property.