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Cost benefit analysis of residential sprinklers for Wales

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This report examines the costs and benefits of sprinklers in: houses; purpose built and converted flats; houses of multiple occupation; residential care homes; residential colleges; boarding schools; and student halls of residence.

This report involved:

  • A brief literature review;
  • Data gathering;
  • Cost benefit analysis; and
  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

This study considered residential sprinkler systems designed, installed and maintained to British Standard BS 9251 Sprinklers for residential and domestic occupancies – Code of Practice, 2005.