15 May digital edition of Inside Housing out now Five buildings complete cladding remediation work despite lockdown pauses London high rise undergoing cladding work hit by fire Regulator grants deadline extension to councils with safety issues Council leaders join pledge to continue vital building safety work during pandemic Leaseholders […] 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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Government announces 'biggest changes to building safety in a generation'

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced new measures to reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. The measures, announced ton on 2 April 2020, include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new […] Click here to view original…

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THE GOVERNMENT has added its construction expert, Dr David Hancock, to review the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, and firm Faithful & Gould to provide management. Earlier this week , the government stated that it believes ‘making buildings safe and maintaining measures to ensure buildings are safe […] Click here to view original…

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Dr David Hancock and Faithful + Gould brought in to project manage replacement of dangerous cladding during covid-19 pandemic The government has brought in the chair of the government construction board to lead efforts to ensure work to replace unsafe cladding continues during the coronavirus pandemic . The Cabinet […] Click here to view original…

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Sprinklers to be mandatory in new residential towers

3 Apr The Ministry of Housing has confirmed that sprinkler systems are to be mandatory in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall. An update to Approved Document B is to be published in May that will include increased fire safety measures in high-rise blocks of […] Click here to view original…

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