So what is one of our most frequently asked questions?

Maybe not what you would think it was......l


In a world where fire safety should be at the front of everyones minds, the advice we seek and the products we use should all come from a trusted source, and in the event of a fire, protect you, your employees, guests and your property. We get asked lots of different questions but I felt this one is worth a little blog post………

“Can I not buy these cheaper on the internet?”

And our answer is…………….. “Yes” you most probably can buy them cheaper on the internet, but be careful there is normally a reason. You may not be buying the same product we are giving you a price for, and thats why we wanted to take a little bit of time to explain why.



As we all know internet sales have ripped the high street apart over the past few years, more and more small retailers are selling up as they just cannot compete with the internet. There are many benefits of internet shopping, if there wasn’t it would be so popular. 

But please not for life saving fire equipment….

Time and time again we are seeing cheap products flood the internet, these products are sometimes untested and really in my opinion should not be for sale. 

We pride ourselves on only supplying quality products that we feel 100% confident we can put our name to. We keep our prices competitive but we do not compromise on the quality to just compete with the internet.

I think the biggest thing that is overlooked is that by buying a fire extinguisher from the internet and hanging it on your wall does not now mean you comply with legislation. All fire extinguishers are required in British standards to be commissioned onsite by a competent person. This is why our extinguishers are slightly more than the internet prices. Companies offering pre commissioned extinguishers in the post are not conforming to British standards and are potentially putting you and your business at risk.

We see many extinguishers purchased from the internet because there service company is slightly more money. These practices are potentially dangerous…. We see customers that have assembled the units themselves and left  Co2 horns loose, this will most probably break your wrist if used or worse kill you or someone nearby. Not to mention fail to put the fire out. 

The point I am trying to make is save on the non essential stuff, if you own a holiday let? Buy one less scatter cushion and spend it on some good advice from an expert,  Please use a company that is experienced and will commission the correct equipment at your premises and conform to British standards…… 

Thanks for reading and I hope it made sense?  

Matthew @ Norfolk Fire Protection