Suppression Systems

IFC can assist with all aspects of the design, specification and ongoing inspection of residential and commercial suppression systems, providing peace of mind that occupants’ lives and your buildings are adequately protected.

Why is suppression important?

Suitable for almost all types of building regardless of complexity or age; from Industrial plants and off-shore facilities to urban residential blocks or heritage sites; automatic suppression systems are increasing seen as an essential element for both life and property protection.

Should a fire be detected, suppression systems will immediately seek to play an active role in trying to extinguish or control the fire, to allow time for the safe evacuation of the building.

If practical to do so, by incorporating sprinklers into the building, the necessities on passive measures can be alleviated, reducing the impact on the fabric of a buildings design, such as the number of escape routes needed with increased travel distances.

How IFC can help

IFC have the unique capability and experience to offer bespoke suppression designs services and comprehensive inspections to ensure your existing system will perform properly if a fire breaks out, providing peace of mind and should the case arise, a robust legal stand point.

Our extensive knowledge of the latest standards such as BS EN 12845 & BS 8489 and the practical applications of all residential and commercial fire suppression systems means we can help you identify and solve any potential risks that may arise during the life of the building.

Services include: Bespoke RIBA 0-7 stage designs for all applications, system specifications, tender reviews, annual inspections, engineered solutions, site reports and technical advice.

Types of Suppression Systems

Measures of fire suppression which IFC are capable of designing and inspecting include:



Preventative Foam


Oxygen reduction

Non-toxic gaseous