Common Thread

Type of construction

Modern red brick

Product used

Blueproof ®


Fire Engineer

Bluerad Approver


Additional fire protection Enhances the safety within Care Home

Protected By Blueproof ®

All living spaces

Common Thread is a company committed to excellence and seriously improving opportunities for children in the care system. They are resolute in challenging unacceptable practices and perceptions and experienced in successful partnership working. Protecting the lives of children under their care is paramount. Additional Fire protection was added during 2015 to their care homes. The threat of self inflicted arson from troubled children under their care was found to be a threat based on case history. The cost of rehousing the children was found to be excessive and have psychological implications. Based on cost benefit analysis and performance Blueproof enabled the properties to meet As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). Blueproof was put forward due to it being non intrusive and could be fitted in minutes. Psychological trials were ran over a one year period to ensure that the children were not impacted by the installation. Why not sprinklers? During the fire at the Rosepark fire it was confirmed by BRE that a sprinkler system would not have contained or stopped the fire in which 14 residents died. Why not fine mist? Cost per room currently £2000 +