A home sprinkler will protect your family and home from the dangers of fire, 24 hours a day.
Every three hours a home burns in New Zealand. Each year on average 19 people lose their lives in a house fire and over $141 million damage was caused.
But the emotional and financial devastation caused by fire doesnít have to happen. Installing a home sprinkler when youíre at the framing stage of your new home is the most cost effective way of protecting the things you value the most. But, increasingly, installing sprinklers into existing homes (retro-fitting) is becoming a viable alternative. They donít even need to connect to your councilís water supply.
Home sprinklers use ordinary domestic plumbing and can be installed by a qualified plumber in around two days. But here are some other things you might not know about sprinklers:
If you’re building a new home, or doing some major renovations, consider installing home sprinklers and hard-wired smoke alarms.
These are the only fire detection and suppression methods that will give you and your family round-the-clock peace of mind.
Home sprinklers can be connected to either a local authority domestic water connection (street mains) or to a storage tank and pump system.
If you don't have town water supply or you're rebuilding, or doing a major renovation, on an existing property we would recommend the pump and tank system. If you're building in a subdivision, connecting to the water mains may be the way to go. All piping is concealed.
View a cross-section of a house with sprinklers installed here
Check out the home sprinkler demonstration.