We’ve responded on behalf of the sector, welcoming the Government’s proposals to reduce the trigger height for sprinkler provision in new high-rise blocks of flats, among other fire safety measures.
In its consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats, the Government is proposing to:
We also recently welcomed the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report, and we're currently working with our members to consider what the recommendations in the report could mean for housing associations.
A number of the recommendations in the report are closely linked to these consultation proposals, such as ensuring all floor numbers in high-rise buildings are clearly marked and visible.
We've gathered feedback from our members and submitted a response on behalf of the sector.
In our response we:
Although the scope of the consultation does not extend to existing buildings, we also highlight some views our members have shared about how these proposals could be applied to existing stock.