Automist Smartscan is a Top Winner in IDSA International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®) 2017

07/17/2017 10:50:00 AM

London, UK —June 29, 2017—Automist Smartscan, designed by Plumis, is a Top Winner in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). See the gallery. Which 25 designs ...

Plumis Automist facilitates flat conversion in London

05/21/2017 16:33:00 PM

Automist from Plumis, an LABC Registered and cost effective alternative to sprinkler systems was recently used in the conversion of a ground floor flat in Crouch End, Haringey, London into two separate flats, one of which incorporated a 27m ...

Plumis Automist Smartscan provides alternative to enclosed lobby in Hitchin loft conversion

05/21/2017 16:29:00 PM

A Plumis Automist Smartscan system was installed recently in a loft conversion in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in order to facilitate the retention of the open plan living space. For this kind of contemporary, open space design Building Regulations ...

Plumis Automist facilitates open plan design in terraced property

05/21/2017 16:05:00 PM

Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative, best value fire protection solution in a loft conversion in a terraced property in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. Creative In/Exteriors, the local accredited Automist installers, installed ...

Plumis Automist used to protect a Grade II listed Gatehouse

05/21/2017 15:56:00 PM

Plumis Automist was used to comply with building regulations and to provide unobtrusive fire protection in the Grade II listed Gatehouse Lodge, near Grantham in the Lincolnshire Vales. The Lodge had been rescued recently from dereliction and ...

Plumis Automist provides fire safety solution for open plan living in converted flats

03/28/2017 11:39:00 AM

Newflame Fire Equipment Co. Ltd has provided Plumis Automist systems as an innovative watermist fire sprinkler for a block of 7 flats above Baldock library, which had been converted from office space in the Hertfordshire town. The modern, open-plan ...

Reimagining the Fire Sprinkler for the Connected Smart Home

02/02/2017 07:50:00 AM

There are few concerns for families that top the utter disastrous and devastating consequences that can result from the family home being fire damaged.Fires not only leave shattered memories of fear and angst inside the very place homeowners ...

Fire (over)engineering my pad?

01/19/2017 16:02:00 PM

Open plan layouts as an architectural trend is here, either in homes or flats, there is no denying that the increased feel of space and the ability to maximise the use of small footprint properties make it a win-win for architects and occupants.The ...

Portable Domestic Misting Sprinklers Extinguish the Fire

01/05/2017 14:32:00 PM

Portable misting/sprinkler units offer a temporary or in some cases a permanent solution for the protection of high risk situations normally in one room of the premises, for example:Used in the bedroom of an immobile person who smokes in bedUsed ...


12/08/2016 08:06:00 AM

ICC just released their preliminary online voting results, and Proposal RB129-16, which attempted to remove the residential sprinkler requirement from the International Residential Code, is shown as DISAPPROVED.  Therefore, the requirement ...

Independent Testing of Plumis' Award Winning Watermist System

11/02/2016 18:43:00 PM

A common denominator linking manufacturers of reliable, trustworthy, quality-controlled construction products is independent third-party testing. Before taking their products to market, these manufacturers invest in the help of independent third ...

Automist Smartscan steals the show at the 16th Annual International Water Mist Conference

10/14/2016 10:38:00 AM

William Makant of Plumis presented the company's new Automist Smartscan technology to a packed and captivated audience at the 16th Annual International Water Mist Conference, held in Vienna September 21-22, 2016, organized by the International ...

Watermist enabling open plan design

10/13/2016 18:36:00 PM

Watermist systems installed in buildings can reduce the fire risk to life.


10/11/2016 04:13:00 AM

Automist Smartscan has been awarded the Build It Awards 2016 - Best Home Technology Product, in association with BuildStore. The Build It Awards, in association with BuildStore, celebrate all aspects of self build and renovation, including ...

Essential facts you need to know about open plan layouts & their building regulations

08/05/2016 09:44:00 AM

Open plan living is fast becoming increasingly popular thanks to its ability to offer a greater sense of space and light; both of which have seen a healthy effect to the value of redesigned residential developments in recent years.Whether you’re ...

Award-winning design, premium products and a touch of Hollywood in Essen: Red Dot Gala 2016

07/05/2016 14:43:00 PM

On 4 July, everyone who was anyone in international design came to Essen, Germany. In spring, a 41-strong jury had awarded the coveted Red Dot label for good design to the most outstanding products of the year. Now it was time to pay tribute ...

Cost effective sprinkler alternative used to protect Edinburgh apartment

06/08/2016 04:57:00 AM

Plumis Automist was used in a loft conversion on the fourth floor of a 19th Century building in a prime, residential area of Edinburgh to comply with building regulations and to provide unobtrusive fire protection. Paulo Gaggero, an Italian ...

London interior designers use Plumis Automist to enable modern design

06/08/2016 04:29:00 AM

Plumis Automist was used at a north London property to provide a cost effective and appropriate fire protection solution, which was acceptable to the clients of

Open-plan kitchen flat design enabled by fire engineering

06/02/2016 13:11:00 PM

In the latest BS 9991:2015 guidance on open plan flats, requires the provision of a suppression system within the flat. However, the overall maximum size of an open plan flat before the kitchen also needs to be enclosed is 8m by 4m. The implication ...

Plumis Automist used to safeguard ‘Britain’s finest 20th Century folly’

05/18/2016 14:26:00 PM

Plumis Automist, the innovative water mist fire suppression system, was used to protect a unique 100 foot tower known as Faringdon Folly Tower, in a circular woodland in rural Oxfordshire. Faringdon Folly, built in 1935 by an eccentric nobleman ...

Plumis Automist adds considerable value to Windsor apartments

05/17/2016 10:13:00 AM

Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative fire safety solution for the conversion of offices to residential use. Bentley Apartments are in a stunning location next to Windsor Castle on Victoria Street. The 2 apartments both have ...

Plumis Automist provides fire protection in Cheltenham development

05/14/2016 16:56:00 PM

Plumis Automist was used to provide active fire suppression in a new development of five 2 and 3 storey detached houses in Church Street, Charlton Kings, an affluent suburb of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. The view of Cheltenham Borough Council ...

Automist Smartscan LABC Registered Detail Announced

04/25/2016 04:05:00 AM

Plumis have


04/21/2016 02:50:00 AM

Plumis are delighted to celebrate today, 21 April 2016, being one of the select businesses recognised as winners of the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Impressive achievement: Automist Smartscan receives highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016!

04/01/2016 05:21:00 AM

Automist Smartscan by Plumis is one of this year’s outstanding products: The Red Dot jury was enthused, and awarded Automist Smartscan a Red Dot: Best of the Best. In 2016, this highest single distinction in the international competition goes ...

Open Planned: a new resource for anyone considering an open plan layout in the UK

02/22/2016 16:43:00 PM

Open Planned, a revolutionary new website dedicated to open plan living, is launched today.www.openplanned.orgThis exciting new venture can teach the homeowner what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to redesigning their living space - a crucial ...

Plumis Automist enables independent living

01/18/2016 19:51:00 PM

During a lifetime, each of us runs a 1 in 5 risk of being involved in a serious house fire with the young, the elderly and those the least able to escape being the most vulnerable. When a brand new accommodation unit was built in the centre ...

Fighting fires with water mist

01/09/2016 18:20:00 PM

As a process, a fire involves a chemical reaction between combustible fuel and oxygen from the air. The prerequisites of sustained burning are:Combustible fuel: This can be solid (Class A), liquid (Class B) or gas-phaseOxygen: The ambient air ...

Automist Smartscan by Plumis – A Redefinition of the Fire Sprinkler

12/30/2015 09:43:00 AM


Plumis Automist used to provide fire protection in Manx TT Races Control Tower

11/30/2015 18:57:00 PM

Plumis – Automist was installed by Eurotec Safety Services of Belfast as a key part of an alternative fire protection scheme to protect the control room within the control tower of the Isle of Man's famous Tourist Trophy (TT) and Manx Grand ...

Quenchfire is no longer an accredited reseller installer of Plumis Automist

10/09/2015 11:53:00 AM


Elite Fire Safety is no longer an accredited reseller installer of Plumis Automist

10/09/2015 11:26:00 AM

Elite Fire Safety

Mainpoint Fire Protection use innovative solution for fire protection in old boot repair premises

09/02/2015 00:08:00 AM

Plumis – Automist was installed by Mainpoint Fire Protection as a key part of an alternative fire protection scheme which was required because the refurbishment of a 1930’s factory into three buildings did not allow sufficient access for ...

Plumis Automist facilitates conversion of Art Deco houses

09/01/2015 14:29:00 PM

Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative fire safety solution for the conversion of a stunning collection of Art Deco houses in Twickenham, midway between the River Thames and Twickenham stadium. The architects, ABA Group of Sunbury ...

Viable alternative to residential sprinklers for multi-million pound building

09/01/2015 14:15:00 PM

Plumis Automist has been used to provide an innovative, best value fire protection solution for a multi-million pound Victorian terraced house in Kensington, London. The prestigious three-storey building was to incorporate a contemporary design, ...

Plumis Automist provides fire protection in open plan student accommodation

09/01/2015 14:07:00 PM

Unite Security use innovative solution for fire protection in Edinburgh business

06/10/2015 06:52:00 AM


Automist solves a problem in St Andrews townhouse

02/07/2015 06:14:00 AM

Automist has been installed as the fire suppression solution for a brand new 4 storey townhouse in St Andrews, Scotland. Due to the height of the building Local Building Control determined that a residential sprinkler or alternative solution ...

Automist allowed period-built Gyde Barn to comply with building regulations

02/07/2015 05:33:00 AM

Plumis Automist provided an innovative fire safety solution for period-built Gyde Barn in Painswick, Gloucestershire. The stone-built property contained 4 bedrooms in the upstairs living space, which meant that in the event of a fire, escape ...

Plumis Automist avoids disrupting student lives

02/07/2015 05:00:00 AM

Plumis Automist has been used in one of the country’s larger independent boarding schools in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire by Mainpoint Fire Protection as a key part of an alternative fire protection scheme. The innovative watermist fire suppression ...

Growing Business Awards Announces Innovator of the Year Winner

11/26/2014 06:10:00 AM

Fire protection manufacturer Plumis wins national business accoladeLondon, 26th November, 2014:The Real Business Growing Business Awards, held in association with Lloyds Bank and supported by the CBI, announced the 2014 winners last night at ...

Firemaster SW use Plumis Automist for compliance with fire safety regs

11/18/2014 14:41:00 PM

When Mark Evans of FireMaster SW was asked to provide a risk assessment for a tourism business in North Devon, right at the beginning of the holiday season, heidentified the problem of a compromised first floor escape route from an inner bedroom. ...

Automist keeps students safe

05/14/2014 12:49:00 PM

Plumis-Automist, the innovative watermist fire suppression solution, has been installed in 7 refurbished student flats in Nottingham as an aesthetic, lower cost, lower risk alternative to sprinklers. The developers, Azamour Investments Ltd, ...

Water mist provides a solution for persistent arson attempts

05/14/2014 12:45:00 PM

Arson is the no.1 cause of fire in the UK. Since 1997 the number of malicious fires in Britain has risen to more than 123,000 a year; 50 people die in fires started by arsonists and 3,200 are injured. This causes serious problems to the authorities. ...

Automist fire protection for prestigious development

05/14/2014 12:33:00 PM

Plumis-Automist the innovative watermist fire suppression solution has been installed in a prestigious London development as an aesthetic, lower cost, lower risk alternative to sprinklers and all the parties involved are delighted with the ...

Automist prevents arson damage

03/26/2014 13:22:00 PM

Exeter City Council installed Automist from Plumis in the flat of a vulnerable resident who had already set fire to his flat 3 times. The innovative fire suppression device is designed to significantly reduce the potential for fire damage. The ...

New site launched: Open plan alliance

10/29/2013 14:12:00 PM

Homes with open layouts have become some of the most popular and sought-after house plans available today. An open floor plan can make your home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest. By eliminating doorways and widening the passages ...

Fire Suppress Ltd use Plumis Automist to comply with Approved Document B in new build in Somerset

08/12/2013 11:25:00 AM

Plumis Automist has been installed to provide a cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing and fire regulation compliant solution for a Swedish, pine kit house.The design and location of a new build can have significant budget implications and this ...

Mainpoint Install Automist in Prestigious Cheltenham Development

08/12/2013 11:13:00 AM

It is notoriously difficult to carry out any retrofit work on heritage buildings at the same time as complying with building regulations. Mainpoint Fire Protection Ltd, established in Cheltenham in 1991 faced this problem when they were asked ...

Easy to retrofit fire protection utilised in HMOs

05/21/2013 13:06:00 PM

The problem of meeting HMO licensing conditions at the same time as maximising income potential and avoiding unnecessary, costly and time consuming building work for landlords can be resolved by the installation of Plumis Automist, the first ...

Automist provides viable solution for 4 storey Georgian conversion in Bridport

05/21/2013 10:29:00 AM

The necessary compliance with fire regulations in a conversion project can mean that design is compromised, costs are greatly increased and sprinklers may need to be installed with the potential for significant disruption.The owners of a 4 storey ...

Automist Fire Suppression for Private Development in W1

05/21/2013 10:22:00 AM

Private developers are just as demanding as local authorities and still need to meet the requirements of Approved Document B whatever the aesthetic considerations and budgetary constraints. Hammersmith’s Devonport Property Consulting were ...

Valentine’s Day: Cooking, candles and smoke, oh my!

02/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

Recent rumours that we’re headed for a triple dip recession will have tons of us skipping the romantic meals out this year and opting for an intimate evening in. This means more cooking, more candles and potentially more fires if we’re not ...

Providing adequate means of escape through an open plan ground floor after a loft conversion

01/17/2013 06:10:00 AM

All roof conversions must comply with the statutory Building Regulations Part B (Fire Safety) and therefore require Building Regulation approval. Specifically the Building Regulations acknowledge that the risk to life from a fire occurring in ...

Ten people rescued in residential block blaze

11/12/2012 04:41:00 AM

Ten people have been led to safety by firefighters following a fire in a four-storey residential building in East Kilbride.Strathclyde Fire & Rescue sent three appliances to the blaze after receiving a number of emergency calls at around 3.30am ...

Scottish fire deaths climb 10% despite drop in house fires

10/15/2012 12:22:00 PM

Provisional figures from the Scottish Government have shown a rise in fire deaths, despite a 17% reduction in the total number of fires.Figures for 2011-12 show that there were 57 fatalities, an increase of 5 on the previous year. The total ...