Sprinkler review on high-rise homes will not consider retrofits

The government has announced it is reviewing whether sprinklers should be made mandatory in new residential buildings over 18 metres high. However, the consultation will not extend to reviewing whether sprinklers should be retrofitted into existing buildings over this height. A new protection board is being set up between the Home Office and National Fire Chiefs Council to “provide further reassurance to residents of high-risk residential blocks that any risks are identified and acted upon”. Up to £10m funding will be given to the board to inspect all high-risk residential buildings by 2021. The board will also oversee that landlords