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London Fire Brigade responds to government fire reform announcements
Fire Safety & Prevention

London Fire Brigade responds to government fire reform announcements

• The Brigade welcomes the government’s commencement of the Fire Safety Act and warns building owners and managers it will use this new clarification of …

More than 1,000 buildings unsafe half a decade after Grenfell: what does this mean for vulnerable residents?
Building Regulations

More than 1,000 buildings unsafe half a decade after Grenfell: what does this mean for vulnerable residents?

As London’s residents continue to face fire safety risks, industry experts are looking at how the Internet of Things (IoT) can transform fire safety for …

Councils urge MPs to prevent Building Safety Bill creating ‘two-tier’ safety system
Building Regulations

Councils urge MPs to prevent Building Safety Bill creating ‘two-tier’ safety system

The Local Government Association is urging MPs to back amendments to the Building Safety Bill – tabled by LGA Vice President Daisy Cooper MP – …

Government To Make Developers Pay For Costs Of Cladding Crisis In New Measures Announced
Building Regulations

Government To Make Developers Pay For Costs Of Cladding Crisis In New Measures Announced

Experts Say Announcement Could Mean More False Hope For Leaseholders Developers have been given an early March deadline to create a fully funded plan of …

Grenfell Inquiry: Grenfell driven by “agenda of deregulation”
Building Regulations

Grenfell Inquiry: Grenfell driven by “agenda of deregulation”

The Fire Brigades Union lawyer for the inquiry has placed central importance on the “agenda of deregulation, privatisation and marketisation” as causing the disaster. Martin …

Central register launched for building safety managers
Building Regulations

Central register launched for building safety managers

A new central register and a certification scheme have been launched for building safety managers following the final report and proposals for Working Group 8 …

NEW FIRE SAFETY ACT PROMPTS RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW, BUREAU VERITAS TELLS DUTY HOLDERS
Building Regulations

NEW FIRE SAFETY ACT PROMPTS RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW, BUREAU VERITAS TELLS DUTY HOLDERS

Leading safety and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021 which will make significant …

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 & Facades

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 …