Government urged to speed up cladding remediation process

The second report from the Industry Safety Steering Group on the progress of culture change in the construction sector was issued on 5 August, which highlighted the need for further change for the industry now, ahead of the legislation. The Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities responded […] Click here to view original…

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Over 25% of FSO prosecutions involve domestic premises

In his final article reviewing cases prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order, Fire Safety Lawyer Warren Spencer has revealed that over a quarter of all prosecutions brought under the order since 2009 involve an element of domestic living, despite the Order not being intended to apply to domestic premises. The impact of the Grenfell Tower…

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Sky High Cladding Issues & Risks Webinar - April 2020

In this webinar, Barristers Simon Allison and Brooke Lyne from Landmark Chambers and David Marsden, Property Litigation Partner at Freeths covered: What exactly is the issue with cladding? Who bears the costs: Landlord, Tenants, Developer? What are the Government doing? What other options are there? What is the likely future of such claims? Slides:

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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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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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Government unveils biggest shakeup to building safety in a generation

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced ambitious 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 […] Click here to view original…

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New fire safety programme to cover more buildings

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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