With over 50,000 home fires a year what is the best way to protect your garden office?
We asked Jason from the Fire Protection Shop for a bit of advice.
Extinguishers are graded on size and substance. In short there are different extinguishers to suit different fires. So start off by asking;
- What’s in your garden room – is it mainly furniture and paper or other inflammables?
- How big is your studio or annex?
My office is mainly desk, paper and a few devices – what do you recommend?
For a typical 3m x 2m office/studio then Small Fire Extinguishers such as the Dry Powder model for use on Class A, B and C type fires, will be fine
If you have a larger studio then simply consider larger extinguishers such as the 9kg Dry Powder version
Ok, how much is all this going to cost?
Our range is all great value with small fire extinguishers starting from just £11.50, up to £27 for a 9kg dry powder model,
Both of these units come with a bracket so you can easily mount them on your wall or under the desk.
What about life and guarantee?
All products from the Fire Protection Shop are guaranteed for 5 years, with our products lasting for up to 10 years, if unused.
However they do need to be discharge tested after 5 years
Remember - If you do have to use your extinguisher it is important that you purchase a new one, rather than re using your old one.
We store some flammable liquids, what should we do?
These are the main classes of extinguisher
• Class A - wood, paper fabrics
• Class B - flammable liquids e.g. petrol
• Class C - Flammable liquid and gasses
• Class D - metals
• Class F - cooking oils, fats.
Some extinguishers are ok to use on more than 1 class of fire, but always read the warnings on the extinguisher to double check the uses
Are your extinguishers easy to use?
Really easy – pull pin, squeeze the trigger and aim hose at the base of the fire.
Having been through this exercise we have decided to make it an integral part of our customer service to recommend fire prevention to every single customer once they purchase a Henley garden room.