Fire sprinklers in new homes? – have your say

Published 14/07/2010   |   Last Updated 14/07/2014

Fire sprinklers in new homes? – have your say

14 July 2010

A cross-party committee of Assembly Members has begun scrutinising a proposed new law that, if passed, will mean water sprinklers will become standard in new homes.

The proposed Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure will for the first time compel house builders to fit automatic sprinklers into new homes built in Wales.

It was introduced as a backbench Measure by Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones and will now be scrutinised by the National Assembly for Wales Legislation Committee No.1

Now the Committee wants to hear views from members of the public and interested groups.

“House fires on average cause the death of around 18 people in Wales every year,” said Committee Chair, Rosemary Butler AM.

“The committee’s job is to look at the proposal, in depth, and ensure that it is a good and workable law.

“In order to do that we want to hear from as many interested parties as possible to see what they make of the proposal.

“So my message today is, please contact the National Assembly for Wales and let us know what you think.”

To take part in the consultation send your views to:

Or write to Liz Wilkinson, Committee Clerk, Legislation Office, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

For further information visit the committee’s webpage

The consultation runs until 3rd September.