New regulator at heart of building safety overhaul
The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July 2021, will create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain,
Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK.
A report that explores the relationship between the geometry of buildings and its effect on the behaviour of fire has significant interest for built environment professionals. James Cash speaks to the report’s author, Frances Maria Peacock MCABE Chartered Building Engineer
Kingspan K15 Insultation – Retraction of Three Tests
Frances Kirwan, Deputy Director, Technical Policy Division Building Safety Portfolio at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has written a letter to all Building Control Bodies in England to remind them that Kingspan Insulation Limited has retracted three test reports relating to K15 insulation products.
The Welsh Government has published updated editions of Approved Document B (Fire safety) volumes 1 and 2, including changes to Appendix A (Assessment in lieu of tests) and an updated edition of Regulation 7 (Materials and Workmanship).
Lee Lambley, Technical Director at Weber, advises clients, architects, contractors and product specifiers to look more closely now at the fire safety performance claims of renders than they have in the past