Getting a new house? Get a sprinkler system
Know anyone planning to build a new house? Encourage them to put in a home sprinkler system.
For about the same cost as the carpet, homeowners can significantly reduce the risk of fire and help keep their family and possessions safe.
The New Zealand Fire Service actively promotes the use of home sprinklers and it's becoming more common for people building new homes to install a home sprinkler system. But it's a trickle of change rather than the flood that the Fire Service would like to see.
STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Fire sprinkler systems for houses
Committee: P4517 Revision
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: May 2010
Comments: The Standard is being revised to emphasise its application to domestic occupancies only and to address design and installation issues that have been identified since publication. Any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4517 since it was last amended in 2003 have been applied during this project. The committee continues to refine the draft during the ballot phase of the project.
Underground fire hydrants – Phase 1