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There is a lot of debate around sprinklers. Thought a new thread would be good.

IIRC sprinklers are compulsory for new builds in Wales and certain properties in Scotland.

http://www.residentialsprinklersltd.co.uk/fire-sprinklers-legislation.php#.WUQaQcaZO50

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Fire Sprinkler Legislation in Wales

In 2013 Wales changed their legislation by requiring the installation of sprinklers in all new houses and flats from January 2016 and all new high risk properties which include care homes, student halls of residence, boarding houses and certain hostels as of April 2014. This indicates the effectiveness of a sprinkler system.

Fire sprinklers are essential for new builds as a result of this legislation. If you are building a property contact us today for professional advice and a free quote.

Should sprinklers be made compulsory for high rise, BTL/ HMOs and 2+ storey houses?

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Good on wales. They stopped selling off their council housing too.

400 million of your taxes to refurbish buckinham palace, F*** all for sprinklers for the poor.

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Not sure on this particular point (yes to stricter cladding laws, better escape stairs/ladders and alarms etc)

Problem is with false alarms. Water seeping through ceilings can cause a fire risk too (getting into electrics)  as well as causing immense damage to people's properties.

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the local vandals....sorry, off message....."the local disadvantaged youth whose need for constant occupation and engagement has been cruelly neglected by the imperialist tory party" will enjoy setting those off as a bit of a wheeze...it wont be their fault of course.

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Maybe every block could employ caretakers/concierges who'd be able to turn on sprinklers in a true emergency, rather than an automatic system prone to abuse?

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14 minutes ago, Trampa501 said:

Maybe every block could employ caretakers/concierges who'd be able to turn on sprinklers in a true emergency, rather than an automatic system prone to abuse?

+1

And to those who complain about the cost: what is the collective worth of the human lives lost in Grenfell?

 

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