Nottingham City Homes (NCH)

Total Number of dwellings

16 General needs flats

Type of construction

New build accommodation

Product used

Blueproof ®


NCH in house team

Fire Engineer




Additional fire protection Enhances the safety of General needs flats

Nottingham City Homes have a goal to be a first class housing organisation in the eyes of their tenants and leaseholders. They are passionate about delivering outstanding services. Protecting the lives of their clients being paramount. NCH have made it mandatory to fit Blueproof active fire protection to all new builds. Following previous fires in their properties it was found that the cost of rehousing the residents, smoke and water damage far outweighed the installation costs of Blueproof. Based on cost benefit analysis and performance the properties now meet ALARP. Blueproof was selected based on cost and performance, being non intrusive and fitted in minutes.

How did Bluerad help?

Bluerad demonstrated Blueproof at the Nottingham Fire and Rescue training Center at Ollerton with representatives of NCH. What was proven was that the device reduced the temperatures throughout a 4 storey building and reduced the quantity of smoke. Smoke and water damage had been a major concern during previous fires. Once Bluerad had been given the go-ahead NCH maintenance department found that the installation took minutes to complete.

Due to its 20 year lifecycle replacement and maintenance were found to be negligible.

All family’s and residents are now protected 24/7/365.

Why Blueproof?

  • Uses the existing water distribution system
  • Is non intrusive and blends into any layout
  • Is CE 0038 marked for fire fighting pipework under the Pressure Equipment Directive PED verified by Lloyds
  • Enables the buildings to satisfy As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
  • Powerless and maintenance free
  • 20+ year lifecycle

What is the CE mark?

Signifies that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. Meets the requirements of ISO.