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Experts to Review Safety of Construction Materials

THE GOVERNMENT has appointed two experts to lead an independent review of the system for testing and ensuring the safety of construction materials. Former government...

Taylor Wimpey Announces £125m for Making Current and Former Buildings Safe

ANNOUNCING ITS FINANCIAL results for the year ended 31 December 2020, Taylor Wimpey plc has pledged to meet the costs to make their apartment...

ACM Cladding Buildings Update as Government Names and Shames 14 Not...

AT THE END of December 2020, more than half (53%) of buildings with the same unsafe cladding as Grenfell Tower are yet to complete...

Permitted Development Amended to Require Report on Fire Safety

PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS have now been amended to require a fire safety report confirming the fire resistance of external walls. The Ministry of Housing, Communities...

Government Must Provide Greater and Faster Funding for Dangerous Cladding

THE HOUSE of Commons Housing Committee report on replacing dangerous combustible cladding was debated yesterday in Parliament. To date, only a third (155 out of...

New National Standards to Raise Built Environment Professional Competence

A NEW National Standards programme to raise professional competence in the built environment sector has been announced by BSI, as the UK National Standards...

British Safety Council Demands Action after 3 Years Cladding Delay Post...

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the British Safety Council has today written to the Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, to ask the government to act to...

Dangerous Cladding Replaced on Under Half of Buildings

NEW FIGURES released up until the end of May 2020 show that 46% of all identified buildings with dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding...

Industry Working Group Launches Building Control Regulation Proposals

LEADERSHIP ORGANISATIONS from across the building control sector have come together in a ‘Future of building control working group’ to develop 11 key recommendations...

Replacement of Dangerous Cladding on High Rise Homes Too Slow

THE REMOVAL OF dangerous aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from high-rise residential buildings has been too slow says the National Audit Office (NAO). After the Grenfell...