Sprinkler System Design

All prices in Canadian dollars. All prices subject to GST

If you are a contractor and require a fire sprinkler design, you’ve come to the right place! Our experience of 35+ years in the Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta and Langley fire protection field is available to you so you are able to prepare an accurate estimate for your customer.

Our N.I.C.E.T. level IV technician would be glad to provide you with a Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, West Vancouver, Delta and Langley sprinkler system design to NFPA 13D. We can accept blueprints by electronic media AutoCAD or DXF files. We will then complete your design as per specifications and mail hard copies out to you. Call us at our toll free number (1 800 667-5767) to get in touch with our team and get started!

Cost for a single family dwelling is $420.00 for homes at or under 5,000 sq ft. For homes over 5,000 sq ft add $0.10 per sq. ft.

For custom or special orders, we will provide you with a free estimate when you fill out the Online Design Order below. We will provide a free custom quote within 7 business days. Custom quotes are valid for 60 days unless otherwise arranged.

Design requirements for a Residential Sprinkler System

Provincial, local and national building codes along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 13D governs the design and installation guidelines for installing a residential fire sprinkler system in one and two family dwellings.

Each residential sprinkler system must be hydraulically calculated to ensure that the sprinklers will operate properly in a fire to put enough of the white stuff (water) on the red stuff (fire). To operate properly a sprinkler must meet a minimum flow of 0.05 US gallons per minute per sq. ft. of coverage area. For example, one type of sprinkler at a spacing of 5.5M X 5.5M (18′ x 18′) requires a flow of 64.4 L/Min (17 US gpm) @ 107.8 kPa (15.6 psi) for each of two sprinklers.

NFPA 13D requires a maximum of two sprinkler flow which should be effective to combat a typical residential fire; therefore to obtain the total flow you will double the required flow of one sprinkler which is 64.4 L/Min X 2= 129 L/Min (34 US GPM). Hydraulic calculations, which are usually done by a computer software program, must deduct for all friction losses through the pipe, fittings, meters, backflow and valves from the water supply to the two most remote sprinklers in the home. If this first step is not carried out properly by a qualified engineer or sprinkler designer, the system may fail in a fire scenario.

As you can see, this is not a simple process and should only be done by a qualified sprinkler designer or professional engineer. Your trusted team at Fire Busters Inc. is ready to provide you with professional Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta and Langley fire sprinkler design service.

Online Design Order

  • Sq. Ft.
  • This information is usually obtained from the local authority having jurisdiction.
  • This information is usually obtained from the local authority having jurisdiction and is sometimes express as: static pressure 65psi, residual pressure 40psi @ 1500 GPM.
  • Each home is required to specify the exact make & model of the sprinkler heads to be used and these cannot be changed unless a new hydraulic calculation is done to show the heads to properly perform. If you live in an area where the temperature would get below 42F, it is imperative the pipes that are installed in this area are protected from freezing or the use of sidewall sprinklers be used. Please indicate which type of sprinkler you would like to use in these areas.
    We accept files in PDF and any version of CAD. If you are unable to attach the plans, please email them to us or send them to our Blaine, WA office for processing.

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