Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

26May94 UK: MOVE TO FORCE STORES TO FIT FIRE SPRINKLERS.

By Mark Court.The Department of Environment has taken the first step towards making sprinkler systems compulsory in superstores.A Government working party will now investigate the issue in the first stage of the lengthy process of changing the Building Regulations.The move comes amid mounting pressure from the fire brigade, insurers and contractors after a series of dramatic fires destroyed supermarkets around the country.Compulsory installation of sprinklers would be a big boost to ...

Subscribe now for unlimited access and receive...

  • The latest client and contractor news
  • Interviews with industry leaders
  • Insight into contractors’ strategies, performance and contract activity
  • Market data, industry trends and forecasts
  • Technical reports on innovation and best practice techniques

Register for guest access and receive...

  • One free article per month
  • Breaking and Daily News alerts straight to your inbox
  • Expert opinion and Editor's Comment articles
  • CN Briefings on the day's talking points
  • Picture galleries showcasing the biggest projects

Already a subscriber? Click here to sign in

Print subscriber? Activate your digital account here