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Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011

The Welsh Assembly as launched a consultation on proposed regulations to make sprinklers and fire suppression systems compulsory in new and converted homes.

The consultation ends on the 17th June 2013

In February 2011, the National Assembly for Wales passed the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011. This Measure enables the assembly to introduce regulations to make automatic fire suppression systems compulsory in all new and converted homes.

Regulations for this will be introduced in September 2013.

What are the assembly proposing?

The proposal to make changes to Part B of the Building Regulations,  and to set out the required technical standards in a revision to Building Regulations Approved Document Part B Volumes 1 and 2.

This consultation contains proposals for:

  • commencing section 1 of the Measure, requiring that each residence (to which the Measure applies) must be provided with an automatic fire suppression system, and that the system is operating effectively
  • changes to the Building Regulations introducing a new regulation to meet the requirement of the Measure
  • changes to volumes 1 and 2 of the Approved Documents Part B

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