building regulations


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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