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BECG’s new Building Safety Unit finds 75% of people believe the Government’s response to unsafe cladding has fallen short
Fire Safety & Prevention

BECG’s new Building Safety Unit finds 75% of people believe the Government’s response to unsafe cladding has fallen short

New research conducted by YouGov and commissioned by BECG’s new Building Safety Unit, has found that 75% of people believe the government could either have …

The cladding issue must be addressed immediately
Cladding

The cladding issue must be addressed immediately

The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent enquiries have highlighted issues with materials used, construction standards and supervisory roles, to name but a few, and …

PROPERTY BLUEPRINTS OFFER A PASSPORT TO IMPROVED BUILDING STANDARDS AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES
Building Regulations

PROPERTY BLUEPRINTS OFFER A PASSPORT TO IMPROVED BUILDING STANDARDS AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES

Building Passports as a means of certifying key information about a property are an extension of recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building …

British Safety Council demands action from the Housing Minister after three years of delay post Grenfell disaster
Public Sector & Government

British Safety Council demands action from the Housing Minister after three years of delay post Grenfell disaster

Too many buildings are unsafe, and too many residents feel trapped in their homes says chief executive Mike Robinson The chief executive of the British …

Government to Give £200m to Replace Grenfell-Style Cladding: Is it Enough?
Products

Government to Give £200m to Replace Grenfell-Style Cladding: Is it Enough?

The government has confirmed that it will allocate £200 million to fix private tower blocks that are wrapped in combustible aluminium composite material cladding, the …

Cladding tests show moisture may have sped up Grenfell flames
Fire Safety & Prevention

Cladding tests show moisture may have sped up Grenfell flames

Tests on aluminium cladding panels, of the type used on the Grenfell Tower, have shown that the presence of water may cause violent chemical reactions …

From the Great Fire to Grenfell: How tragedy has shaped UK fire safety laws
Fire Safety & Prevention

From the Great Fire to Grenfell: How tragedy has shaped UK fire safety laws

News of a deadly fire in a Russian shopping centre in March – which I examined here – had a particular resonance for onlookers in …

Tightening of fire regulations loom
Fire Safety & Prevention

Tightening of fire regulations loom

There has been a lot of talk in the timber industry about the potential knock-on effects of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell fire. Now …

Tamlite Lighting urges the lighting industry to show strong leadership in wake of Grenfell Fire
Fire Safety & Prevention

Tamlite Lighting urges the lighting industry to show strong leadership in wake of Grenfell Fire

Dame Judith Hackitt’s report on Building industry Regulations and Fire Safety: Building a Safer Future, due out this week, will expand on the December 2017 …

SPRINKLER WEEK STARTS WITH A MAJOR BUILDING FIRE –  WHY DON’T WE LEARN?
Fire Safety & Prevention

SPRINKLER WEEK STARTS WITH A MAJOR BUILDING FIRE – WHY DON’T WE LEARN?

This week is Sprinkler Week and it is ironic that the week starts with the announcement of a massive fire in Daventry that saw the …