For almost two decades there have been a number of perfectly acceptable domestic fire sprinkler solutions available in the NZ market. When building new I always wear the modest extra cost of installing them; our first ones during 2002. For most units it amounts to something under $4,000 which frankly is peanuts in the wider scheme of things.
The NZ Fire Service has persistently campaigned to raise awareness around this exceedingly effective way to save lives.
Yet it’s now 2017 and our building regulations remain silent on the topic. In light of recent events, this post needs no more elaboration.