Why is it important?
Sprinklers provide much needed time when a fire breaks out in any building with people in it. They are the only system that tackles the fire immediately. They protect people and properties.
We send thousands of letters to building developers every year asking them to make sprinklers a crucial recommendation for their planned build, every year they ignore us.
A chance to make a change
Now is the chance to ensure the safety of buildings and people for future generations.
By changing the law on sprinklers, the decision on whether to install them or not won't be based on cost, it will be based on a duty of care to the people in those buildings. It could, with your help, be the law.
When the people in a building have trouble moving quickly, or moving at all, sprinklers are even more important. Vulnerable people deserve to be protected. We want sprinklers in all buildings where vulnerable people live, so the most vulnerable in our society are protected.
Purpose built flats
Currently the guidance accompanying Building Regulations state that all new residential buildings in over 30 metres tall should have sprinklers installed. We don’t think this is good enough.
We believe sprinklers should be installed in all new purpose built flats, or at the very least flats that are 18 metres tall or higher.