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High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 78, tabled on 21 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish all assessments carried out into the costs of retrofitting sprinklers in high-rise, multi-occupied residential buildings since 2013.

Answered on

26 June 2017

No central assessment has been carried out. The costs will vary widely based on the size and age of buildings. Local authorities may have commissioned separate assessments into the costs involved following the Government’s request in 2013 to social housing providers that they consider installing sprinklers into older residential tower blocks.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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