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Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011

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1Requirement to provide automatic fire suppression systems

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(1)Building work to which this Measure applies must, in respect of each residence to which it relates, comply with the requirements of subsection (4), when—

(a)that work is completed, or

(b)the residence is occupied as a residence,

whichever is the earlier.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), this Measure applies to building work in Wales which comprises or includes—

(a)constructing a building for use as a residence, or a number of residences,

(b)converting a building, or part of a building, to use as a residence, or a number of residences,

(c)subdividing one or more existing residences so as to create one or more new residences, or

(d)amalgamating existing residences so as to create a new residence or new residences.

(3)This Measure does not apply to building work—

(a)carried out for the purpose of discharging any function of a Minister of the Crown, or

(b)if building regulations imposing requirements as to the provision of automatic fire suppression systems apply to that work, or would apply but for a direction under section 8 of the 1984 Act dispensing with such requirements.

(4)The requirements of this subsection are that—

(a)each residence must be provided with an automatic fire suppression system,

(b)the system is operating effectively, and

(c)the system complies with such requirements as may be prescribed.

(5)References in subsection (4) to an automatic fire suppression system also include any supply of energy, water, or other substance, necessary for the effective functioning of the system.

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