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Fight Fire and Keep Your Building Safe With Dry and Wet Risers

To ensure water can transport quickly around tall or large buildings in the event of a fire, dry and wet risers must be installed in all the relevant areas.

Dry and wet risers allow you and emergency services to act quickly. They should be installed under BS 9990 to perform effectively should a fire break out for fire compliance.

Our engineers have the knowledge and experience to ensure this happens — every time.


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Why Are Dry and Wet Risers So Important?

Risers supply emergency services with water throughout a building in the event of a fire. There are significant differences between dry and wet risers. However, they both have a key role in building fire protection systems to ensure fire compliance.

Dry Risers: Dry risers don't have a consistent water supply. They require you to insert a water supply into the dry riser inlet. However, they provide quicker and more efficient access to the water mains than other systems.

Wet Risers: Wet risers have a consistent supply of water to always provide sufficient water pressure levels to protect against fires on all floors. Compared to dry risers, the advantage of this is that the pressure is more reliable and effective in taller buildings and allows firefighters to move water to the areas that need it to ensure fire safety.

Dry risers are required in buildings over 18m or where there are storeys more than 10m below ground. Wet risers are necessary for buildings over 50m. If they aren’t installed properly, issues can arise with water supply in the event of a fire, leaving residents and the buildings even more vulnerable.

It’s always recommended to work with a fire compliance expert when installing dry and wet risers — with years of experience under our belt, we can be that expert you need.

Our friendly team are dedicated to finding fire safety solutions that meet your business needs.

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How Do We Work?

At Ventro, we don’t just do the minimum regarding fire safety. Our specialists can support you, from providing audits to ensuring fire compliance, and installing or maintaining fire safety equipment.

With over 1,000 sites currently in operation nationally and over 100,000 sites worked on to date, our national infrastructure provides the logistics and localised support to successfully deliver projects throughout the UK.

Dry and wet risers are just one of the many solutions we offer. We can install a range of fire safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, fire doors and emergency lighting.

What does this mean? You always remain compliant and feel assured that your buildings are as safe as possible. To browse our other solutions and discover our pricing options, click below.

"Your engineers were excellent, very considerate to my needs and they did a fantastic job."

Resident, London Housing

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