Ashton House


Ashton Care Homes Ltd


Horsham and Haywards Heath - West Sussex


We worked with the Ashton Care Homes on two care homes and a staff accommodation. Work had already been started but it needed to be checked and finished to a high standard


Three years and ongoing. Our client has asked us to continue working on installing systems in other care homes in his portfolio

Case Study: Ashton Care Homes

The problem

Care home residents are some of our more vulnerable residents and in the case of fire are less able or even unable to exit the building safely and quickly. In the event of a fire it is always preferable to arrest the damage as quickly as possible to avoid damage to the property and the other residents. Our client wanted to upgrade the care homes to make them safer for the residents and the staff working there. These care homes had already been built but no sprinklers had been installed.

The brief

Our client asked us to survey all the properties and come up with a proposal that would provide minimal disruption to the residents who would be in situ while the work was carried out. In addition, if a fire were to take place, the solution needed to deploy without escalating potential panic to already sensitive and vulnerable residents.

Our Approach

We decided to use our standard sprinkler system. Most of the pipework and sprinklers had to be surface mounted at high levels on the finished walls. This meant that we had to think of a way to make the system look as aesthetically pleasing as possible whilst keeping the cost reasonable. We had meetings with several boxing suppliers to be able to find the correct product for these projects and the sprinkler heads had to suit this bespoke design.

Next steps

Once the surveys had been completed we put a programme of works together to meet the needs of the client. We assembled a crew of engineers and as the care homes were occupied, our engineers would have to work around the residents. We always work closely with the managers to minimise the impact of our work on the residents. For all the sprinkler systems we installed for this client we continue to run maintenance services annually.

Kaj and his team worked studiously and we found them to be adaptable to work around the needs of our business and our patients. The AMSCO team worked on time and on budget and we found them to be very thorough and knowledgeable on fire safety. The installation of their sprinkler systems means that we can relax and know that the home is well protected in the event of a fire. I highly recommend them.

Gaj Ragunathan

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