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“Biggest Changes to Building Safety in a Generation”

HOUSING SECRETARY Robert Jenrick MP has announced reforms to building safety calling them the “biggest changes in a generation”. New measures include mandatory sprinkler systems...

MPs Launch Inquiry into Cladding Replacements Post-Grenfell

A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE has launched an inquiry into the pace of cladding works on high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire. The Housing, Communities and...

Grenfell Inquiry: Architect, Subcontractor and Installer Asks for Immunity

A CLADDING SUBCONTRACTOR, along with an architect and installer who worked on the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower have asked for assurances their evidence won’t...

Companies “Knew Cladding Would Fail” at Grenfell

THE MAIN CONTRACTOR, cladding subcontractor, fire engineering consultants and architects were all aware that Grenfell Tower’s cladding would fail under external flaming, according to...

Grenfell Inquiry Hears Statements from Façade Contractor

THE GRENFELL INQUIRY HAS heard opening statements from the refurbishment project’s external façade subcontractor, alongside its architect and main contractor. Harley Façades gave its statements...

Grenfell Inquiry Phase Two Gets Underway

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE Grenfell Tower Inquiry has begun this week with cladding manufacturers, designers and contractors set to give evidence alongside the...

Plans to Extend Combustible Cladding Ban

THE BAN ON COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING on buildings over 18m could be extended to cover buildings of four storeys following a review announced by Housing...

Combustible Cladding Banned in Wales

COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING IS to be banned in Wales from 13 January 2020 on buildings over 18m following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in...

Call for Evidence on Product Information Post Grenfell

SINCE THE publication of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt following the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK...

Call for Social Landlords to Meet Fire Safety Update

SPECIALIST fire safety and building compliance contractors across Scotland are being invited to apply to become ‘preferred contractors’ as part of a newly launched...