Hall and Kay Fire Engineering

Thatchers Cider

Hall & Kay are proud to install systems for Thatchers new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.



Client: Systems Logistics Ltd

Hall & Kay are proud to install systems for Thatchers new state-of- the-art manufacturing facility.




TB 234, FM data sheet ref. EN12845 & LPC Rules

Installation requirements

  • Sprinkler heads: 11,200
  • Fire pumps: 1x electric, 1x diesel
  • Tank: 1x 1,160m3
  • Valve sets: 6


9 months

Year of completion


This project involved the construction of a new state of the art warehouse in Sandford, Somerset for Thatchers Cider manufacturing facility.

We were selected to design, supply, install, and commission the sprinkler system throughout the new building within complicated racking systems, including roof and in-rack protection plus steelwork column sprayers and protection to conveyers.

The system is designed to comply with BS EN12845 and the LPC rules, including technical bulletin 234 for the Sprinkler system. We installed just over 11,000 sprinkler heads throughout the state-of-the-art facility over 9 months. Water supplies consisted of 1x 1,160m 3 sprinkler water storage tank and two LPC-approved fire pumps rated at 6000 l/min.

“The building and installation are really impressive. This was a really challenging project that required close collaboration with the European racking contractor to ensure an integrated approach. Overall, a great finished product.”

Jason Budge

Project Manager

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