Part B Wales consultation - A summary of the proposals (Version 1)

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On the 25th March 2013, the Welsh Government published a consultation to seek views on proposed changes to Part B of the Building Regulations in Wales that will make sprinklers and fire suppression systems compulsory in new and converted homes. The technical guidance will be contained in revisions to Approved Document B Wales, Volumes 1 and 2.

This Construction Briefing outlines the scope of the consultation and summarises the key points and explains how they affect TRADA members.

This sheet also tabularises some of the key changes detailed in Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 relating to both dwellinghouses and buildings other than dwellinghouses. 



  • Background and objectives
  • Proposed scope of the measure
    • Summary of the proposed scope of application
    • Examples of AFSS application approach
  • Fire suppression systems
    • General
    • Water supply
    • Maintenance and testing
  • Cost vs. benefit
    • Approved Document B: Volume 1: Dwellinghouses - summary of significant changes
  • Summary of significant changes to Approved Documents
    • Approved Document B: Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellinghouses - summary of significant changes

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