01434 603 949

Minsteracres Retreat Center

Minsteracres Retreat Center contracted Swansons to install the new system, after receiving a client recommendation.

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The Problem

The existing battery operated, radio linked fire detection and protection system was not up to date with the industry standard and needed to be upgraded to meet L1 standards. It was also viral that the new system caused minimum disruption to the special features of the historic building.

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The Process

The Solution

Swansons installed a fully wired system that preserved the buildings historical features by concealing cabling within ceiling voids and surface mounted trunking. The buildings areas of significant interest that could not be hard wired, such as the chapel with fine art ceiling moldings, were integrated with the system using wireless detectors.


The new L1 fire detection system offers the estate a higher level of safety, which protects the integrity of the building and the resident community, staff, volunteers and guests.

The new solution has also had financial benefits, including:

  • reduced maintenance costs, as the hard wired system does not require battery replacements
  • Lower insurance premiums due to the improved building safety



““The team from Swansons were friendly, organised and worked very efficiently.  Communications between the Swansons team and Minsteracres were excellent and prevented any serious mishaps.  They had to contend with an installation into Grade II listed buildings, which required painstaking care at times and did so with great care and professionalism.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.” – Geoff Bockett (Director)


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Unit 23F Haugh Lane Industrial Estate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3PU

01434 603 949


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