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Can furniture be placed under sprinklers?

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What is the guidance on placing furniture under sprinklers we have a large pod that is 2m tall and wandered what the legislation on this was.


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It is not the height from the floor that is important it is the clearance between the sprinkler head and the storage. I would recommend that you contact your insurance company; they have fire safety engineers as part of their auditing team who will give you the advice you need.

There are many governing rules, type of products stored, spaces between rows of product, type of sprinkler system etc. etc. Unfortunately it is not just height below sprinkler heads. If you get it wrong and have a fire your insurance company will be checking that your storage was to the right specification, get them on your side now.

The LPCB/BRE Certification Ltd undertakes third party verification of industrial and commercial sprinkler systems installers to a standard known as LPS 1048. This standard uses the relevant British Standard BS EN 12845, the LPC Sprinkler Rules and their Technical Bulletins.

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