Building Safety Act 2022: overview and commencement

The final text of the Building Safety Act 2022 was published this week, following the giving of royal assent on 28 April 2022. We provide a brief overview of the Act in this Law-Now together with a summary of its commencement provisions. Further Law-Nows will follow in the coming […] Click here to view original…

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Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (the “BSA”) received Royal Assent on 28 th of April 2022. Although, the government has already published some guidelines and secondary legislation there will be further guidance and more secondary legislation in due course. The BSA will have a transitioning period of up to […] Click here to view original…

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Bitesize Briefing – The future of the high-rise in Scotland

See All Events Since 2005 Scottish building regulations have stated that cladding and insulation on high rise domestic buildings should either be made of non-combustible materials or the whole cladding system has been the subject of a stringent fire test. From 2005 these regulations applied to new high-rise domestic […] Click here to view original…

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Extended liability: what the Building Safety Act means for construction

The new Building Safety Act extends liability for safety defects out to 30 years, bringing far-reaching consequences for contractors. Joshua Stein investigates When the Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent at the end of April, it included a five-fold extension to liability for safety defects in residential buildings. […] Click here to view original…

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Bitesize Briefing – The future of the high-rise in Scotland

Since 2005 Scottish building regulations have stated that cladding and insulation on high rise domestic buildings should either be made of non-combustible materials or the whole cladding system has been the subject of a stringent fire test. From 2005 these regulations applied to new high-rise domestic buildings or re-cladding […] Click here to view original…

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