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Recent Automist Plumis installations by MainPoint

recent automist Plumis Installations by MainpointMainPoint has installed several Automist Plumis fire prevention systems recently.

The Plumis Automist system was recently installed by Mainpoint into a property on Glenfall Street, and Atticus House- both in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire which are conversions of industrial units into residential living accommodation over 1 and 2 storeys.

Plumis Automist installations by Mainpoint provide cost effective home fire sprinkler alternative with innovative watermist technology. Automist® is a simple, retrofittable, sprinkler-alternative for full room active fire protection. Perhaps you are a homeowner looking for peace of mind from kitchen fires, an architect trying to enable open plan living (LABC Registered detail for loft conversions – EW171), or even a landlord looking to safeguard your tenants. Automist is changing the way people think about domestic fire protection.

For more information please click on the open plan fire protection opportunities link or contact us now to discuss how we can help you.

Open Plan Fire Safety Protection by Mainpoint

Fire Safety - Open PlanOpen plan fire safety protection Automist Plumis installations by Mainpoint


There’s no denying that homeowners appreciate the freedom, light, and sense of space that go with open plan layouts. Yet many open plan projects stumble or are halted because the layout would create dangerous inner rooms whose only escape route passes through the open area. So how can you provide open layouts with a safe fire escape route from these inner rooms?

Plumis Automist is a discreet fire suppression appliance designed for use in homes. The system activates when fire temperatures are detected, using a fine water mist to restore survivable conditions while occupants escape. The product includes nozzles that mount on a standard wall plate which can be matched to light switches and sockets in the home, and a small pump that can be located in a nearby cupboard. The result is almost invisible.

A minimal Automist system can serve up to 32m2 of floor area, and the system is easily extensible up to 96m2. For kitchen/diners, alternative nozzle mounts are available for use in conjunction with worktops and taps, allowing an excellent match to the design.

For three-storey houses with an open plan ground floor (four-storey if one is a basement), Automist eliminates the need for a boxed-in staircase as long as the kitchen is separate and a suitable fire door can be installed at first floor level. Such a layout can add considerable value to a loft converted house and does not need special attention or effort at the building control stage thanks to Automist’s LABC Registered Detail. More expansive open layouts may also be possible where a fire engineer or specialist Approved Inspector is involved. In apartments, Automist can often allow bedrooms that sit off a central living area, and, when refitting taller houses, it can sometimes even avoid the need to add a whole new staircase.


For more information please click on the open plan fire protection opportunities link or contact us now to discuss how we can help you.

Automist Plumis now an LABC Solution by MainPoint

Automist Plumis now an LABC Solution by MainPoint

LABC approved fire protection system with MainPoint

There is increasing demand for open plan living space and the Plumis Automist pre-engineered watermist solution from Plumis provides designers with an active fire protection option to protect escape routes and aid evacuation, offering design flexibility and reducing costs whilst meeting building regulations.

Building Control approval is essential and Automist, has now been assessed and accepted as an LABC Registered Solution – Registered Detail RD171 to provide active protection for escape routes and facilitate open plan layouts in suitable loft conversion applications. LABC Registration allows a company to register a product so individual local authorities can automatically approve it. The scheme enables much faster approval of most open plan layouts, allowing building control officers to approve loft conversion projects without a long and detailed investigation. It assures approvers that the system has been rigorously checked and independently peer reviewed. The scheme is designed to streamline the adoption of innovative solutions like Automist in appropriate applications.

Alan Hart, Plumis Commercial Director explains:
“Now that Automist is registered, it assures the whole construction industry that it has been rigorously checked by LABC members, enabling developers,architects, designers, technical specifiers and contractors to register or use existing design details to minimise the Building Control checking and approvals process in loft conversions with open plan ground floor.”

To make the process straightforward, approvers can download the relevant technical information and requirements that need to be verified on each particular layout by contacting Mike Fowler direct on 01242 584490 or you can see more information on our website at: Automist fire sprinklers.

First published in the Journal ABC and D September 2014.

Automist Plumis installtion in new build home

MainPoint have installed an Automist Plumis fire prevention system is a new build homeMainPoint have installed an Automist Plumis fire prevention system is a new build home at The Bronte Mitcheldean, The Forest of Dean.

This elegant 3 story town house is a new build in Micheldean, which is located on the northern fringe of the Royal Forest of Dean. It has been designed and finished to a very high standard, with an open plan living area on the ground floor.

This provides fabulous comfort and flexibility.

To comply with building regulation an Automist system was installed.

Automis plumis installation in listed building

Mainpoint has installed an Automis plumis fire prevention system in a listed building at Lansdown Place in Cheltenham.Mainpoint has installed an Automis plumis fire prevention system in a listed building at Lansdown Place in Cheltenham.

Residents in this beautiful listed building in Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, now benefit from the home fire sprinkler alternative with innovative watermist technology.

Plumis has been installed here into 3 separate apartments. Due to the requirement of fire rated lobbies, protecting the escape route, to comply with building regulations.

School fire safety installation by MainPoint

School fire safety installation by MainPointFire safety installation by MainPoint in Fawley House, Dean Close School, Cheltenham

We had a call from Dean Close regarding a problem with student accommodation not having a safe escape route for 2 bedrooms located off the kitchen and so after inspection we agreed that the Automist™ system was the best option, which would eliminate the need to build a corridor running through the kitchen as an escape route.

The specification was subsequently approved by Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service and installation was complete in September 2013.

21 The Promenade, Cheltenham fire prevention installtion

Fire prevention installation in listed flatsFire prevention installation in listed flats

Mainpoint are pleased to have completed installation of 10 Plumis Automist® systems on 7 refurbished Regency flats above retail shops in the Promenade, central Cheltenham. The flats are modern interiors so Automist® blended well with the contemporary living space.

Mainpoint wins Cheltenham Civic Society award

Mainpoint wins Cheltenham Civic Society awardMainpoint wins award for fire protection installation in heriatge building.

A beautiful Regency building in Cheltenham, we completed the extension of the already fitted Detectomat system to cover the whole building and also installed new emergency lighting.

Mainpoint provides a full service to CCS servicing and maintaining the alarms and extinguishers.

Mainpoint Install Automist in Prestigious Cheltenham Development

Mainpoint Install Automist in Prestigious Cheltenham DevelopmentPrestigious Oriel Road Villas Fire Protection by Mainpoint

Mainpoint are pleased to announce they have successfully installed Automist® systems into six flats of the prestigious Oriel Road Villas Development in Cheltenham.

The Buildings are thought to date back to before 1850 and are typically ornate examples of regency architecture. The Automist® system was chosen due to the simplicity of the product and the ease of installation. Its cost effectiveness compared with a domestic sprinkler system was also a major factor.

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