RIBA demands sprinklers in all buildings over 11m

Fire sprinklers

Institutes call for building regs to be harmonised throughout UK

The RIBA and two other professional bodies are today calling on the government to require sprinklers in most new buildings over 11m to improve safety.

And they vowed to introduce their own guidance if the government doesn’t respond.

In a joint statement timed to coincide with today’s Parliamentary debate on fire safety and sprinkler systems, the RIBA, RICS and CIOB also called for the retrofitting of sprinklers in buildings when relevant refurbishment takes place.

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