building regulations


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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