LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats

We have followed the consultation in referring to sprinklers. However guidance and standards need to allow for the development of other automatic fire suppression system technologies.


We have responded to the Government’s consultation on amendments to the building regulation guidance, Approved Document B. Our response calls on the Government to lower the height at which sprinklers are required in new buildings from the current 30m to 18m and supports the National Fire Chiefs Council’s position on improved signage for firefighters.

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LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats