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Retrofitting a home sprinkler system

By James Firestone 1 February 2010, Build 116, Feature article

Sprinkler systems are proven to control fires and minimise damage. Developments in technology mean that home sprinkler systems can be a viable addition to homes of all ages, as this example of a system designed for an 1891 villa demonstrates.

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External fire spread on houses

By Ed Soja 1 April 2014, Build 141

When residential buildings have a wall less than 1 m (or sometimes 5 m) from the boundary, there are requirements for the boundary walls to have specific fire resistance ratings (FRR) and exterior surface finishes.

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Boundary wall fire resistance rating

By John Grant 1 October 2020, Build 180

Controlling fire spread between residential buildings and outbuildings is important for protecting life and property. We recap the requirements and look at an area of confusion – fire rating of windows and doors in walls close to a boundary.

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