Explained: The Draft Building Safety Bill

The government is bringing forward changes that will improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes. Background The government is bringing forward fundamental changes in the Draft Building Safety Bill that will improve building and fire safety, so that people […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

Although the issue has been partially obscured from public view by the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has said that work to replace flammable cladding on residential buildings of 18m or taller remains a priority. Helen Andrews, a construction law partner at European law firm Fieldfisher , takes a […] Click here to view original…

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Sprinklers to be compulsory in high rise flats over 11m

Building regulations in Approved Document B will be updated in May to cut the height for sprinklers to 11m The move goes further than first floated by Government, which initially suggested changing the 30m height rule to 18m. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the plan along with further reforms […] Click here to view original…

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Mandatory sprinkler systems and wayfinding signage in all new blocks over 11m

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced steps to further reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. New measures announced include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats over […] Click here to view original…

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Housing secretary announces new fire safety regime

All resi buildings above six storeys will now be covered by new regulator, while buildings above 11m will need sprinklers A new government fire safety regime for residential buildings will cover all buildings above six storeys, and will see sprinklers banned on all buildings above 11m, the government said […] Click here to view original…

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