building regulations


Concerns raised from BRAC and Government on single staircase provisions in tall residential buildings

A letter has been sent by DLUHC highlighting concerns over tall residential buildings with single staircases. Read More

Official admits he could have taken steps to prevent Grenfell Tower fire

Brian Martin has admitted at the Grenfell Inquiry that he could have potentially prevented the fire on a number of occasions. Read More

Government scraps Building Safety Manager role by amending Building Safety Bill

The government have announced that the role of Building Safety Manager – a key part of the Building Safety Bill – will be scrapped. Read More

Emphasis on need for culture change in built environment from Industry Safety Steering Group’s third report

The third report from the ISSG on the progress of culture change in the built environment industry has been published. Read More

IFSEC Global’s 2021 most read in fire safety

IFSEC Global reveals the top 10 most popular fire-related stories that caught the eye of IFSEC Global’s readers throughout 2021... Read More

Grenfell Inquiry: Government “hid” fire safety risks to buildings

Consecutive governments have been accused of “deliberately covering up” the dangers posed to combustible materials before the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More

Latest updates designed to provide further clarity on how key aspects of the Building Safety Bill will work in practice

The government has published new draft regulations providing further clarity on aspects of the Building Safety Bill. Read More

Evacuation policies and technologies for high-rise residential buildings

We summarise the thoughts on current evacuation policies and procedures in tall buildings from an expert panel at FIREX Connect 2021. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

The Draft Building Safety Bill has been announced by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

A guide to firestopping: Getting it right for the future

Simon Ince from UL provides a guide to getting firestopping right in new buildings, from the design stage, through to handover and future building management. Read More

Post-Grenfell regulation aims to transform fire safety in buildings

Nearly three years after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has published its proposals for what it calls “the biggest change in building safety for a generation”. Ron Alalouff highlights the main features of the wide-ranging provisions. Read More

Dame Hackitt urged to introduce ‘duty holder’ role to increase accountability

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has called for a duty holder with responsibility for fire safety to be introduced […] Read More

Embedding fire protection into building design, throughout construction and across the supply chain

High-rise fires at Grenfell and the Middle East have spotlighted the need for supply chain collaboration over fire safety in modern building design like never before. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings examines the issues. Read More

Energy-efficient designs are making balconies more of a fire risk, says DCLG report

Design measures taken to optimise energy efficiency in residential developments are potentially making balconies a greater fire risk, a report from BRE Global has concluded. Read More

Approved Document B is Long Overdue an Overhaul, Say 92% of FSF Members

The Building Regulations and its guidance in Approved Document B have not been subject to an in-depth review since 2006. Read More



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