Open consultation

Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats

Summary

Consultation proposal on options to reduce the trigger height for sprinkler provision in new high-rise blocks of flats in England, alongside other fire safety measures.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

​This consultation outlines the government’s intention to amend Approved Document B to reduce the trigger height at which sprinkler systems would be required in new high-rise blocks of flats and asks for views on the trigger height options.

  It also seeks views on proposals to improve wayfinding signage within blocks of flats, and to install evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services.

Documents

Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

ADBconsultation@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Building Safety Programme
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
4th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 5 September 2019