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Cheshire pub fire alarm

In the Cheshire village of Tattenhall, The Bear and Ragged Staff has been turned from a derelict shell into a high-end pub, restaurant and hotel by – among others – Brian Mellor, an award-winning chef, and Martin Hilton, a beer sommelier. Featuring also eight ensuite bedrooms and a first-floor function room, the venue on the High Street is set not only for a village clientele but for corporate events.

The building has a CAST ZFP fire panel connected to over 100 CAST detectors, sounders, VADs and ancillary devices over four floors. The master 2-loop ZFP panel is in a storeroom but relays key system information to a Compact Controller displayed in the reception area. With its bright touchscreen-control interface, the controller is, the makers C-TEC say, stylish, visible and can be easily accessed by fire and rescue service and authorised personnel if required.

Wrexham-based Allied Fire Alarms Ltd was the company that specified, installed and commissioned the system. John Westerman, Director of Allied said: “We chose CAST ZFP as the cornerstone of The Bear’s L2 BS 5839-1 system as it is powerful, intuitive and has the capacity to connect to multiple intelligent devices. Our client also had some specific requirements for fire detection in certain areas which were facilitated using CAST’s innovative software and extensive programming capabilities.

“We were delighted to be involved with this project. As an NICEIC-approved specialist fire company, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality life-safety systems to our client’s satisfaction and the CAST system we designed and installed has certainly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

About the product

CAST is C-TEC’s own UK designed and manufactured ‘distributed intelligence’ addressable fire detection and alarm system. Certified to relevant EN54 product standards, including EN54-13, CAST also works with ENVISION, C-TEC’s new remote access, data management and system testing software. Visit


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