The Scottish Government has published The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 which will require all new apartments, new shared multi-occupancy residential buildings and all new social housing to be protected with sprinklers. The change will take effect on 1st March
Today, 26 May, the British Government has published changes to its regulatory guidance for fire safety in buildings in England. The changes include a requirement for sprinklers to be fitted if the top floor is higher than 11 m. Previously
Today, 2 April, the British goverment published 'A reformed building safety regulatory system'. This document sets out the many changes that have been and will be made to address the shortcomings identified following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017. Among
On 1 March Paul Sincaglia became the new Managing Director of the International Fire Suppression Alliance, which today moved its address to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Click here to learn more about Paul (scroll down to the announcement on 18 February).
Brannteknisk Forening, the Norwegian fire industry association, collects annual figures for the numbers of sprinklers and water mist nozzles sold in the country. In 2019 manufacturers sold 801,320 sprinklers, a reduction of 8% from 2018, a year which saw dramatic
Since 1980, Sweden has reported the annual numbers of sprinklers sold in the country. The figures are published by Sprinklerfrämjandet, the Swedish sprinkler association, which is an EFSN member. Last year 810,821 sprinklers were sold, an increase of 23% on
Yesterday, 20th January in an announcement in the House of Commons, Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government said, 'Secondly, our consultation on sprinklers and other measures for new build flats has now closed. I am