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Home Office to address ‘Building a safer future: a call for evidence’ seminar

Following a commitment to improve fire safety regulations within the built environment, 6 June saw the government provide a strong indication on areas in which we can expect to see long-awaited change. The FPA's seminar will endeavour to unravel the government’s response. Read More

Grenfell Inquiry must yield “bedrock change” – and soon: FSF chairman at FIREX 2019

The construction industry had “become complacent if not, in some cases, positively indifferent about fire safety” before Grenfell, the chairman […] Read More

3 changes to fire safety regulations that could prevent another Grenfell

More than two years on from Grenfell there’s much still to do to prevent a repeat of the worst residential fire in modern UK history. Tom Roche offers three recommendations for changes the government should introduce, among many others. Read More

Bafflement at Kensington and Chelsea Council’s reason for delaying fire door replacements

Kensington and Chelsea Council has blamed its failure to replace 4,000 fire doors across its housing stock on a lack of ‘reliable products’ – a claim refuted by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). Read More

HPL cladding tests finally planned two years after Grenfell – and five after previous failed test

The government has been criticised for focusing too narrowly on Grenfell-style cladding when other types of “untested”, potentially unsafe cladding […] Read More

Grenfell anniversary: Have lessons been learned two years on?

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives and exposed shameful complacency and shortcomings […] Read More

Government launches consultations on fire safety reforms and Fire Safety Order

From construction sector professionals to building owners and the general public, a survey is open to anyone who wants to share their views on government plans to prevent a repeat of the worst residential fire in modern UK history. Read More

Government backs down on refusal to foot £200m cladding bill

Until now the government has insisted that freeholders – not the taxpayer – should meet the costs of replacing ACM cladding. Read More

“The Fire Safety Order might need a judicial review”: Warren Spencer on the post-Grenfell landscape

Warren Spencer, managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors, has defended or prosecuted over 190 cases under the Fire Safety Order […] Read More

Building regulations call for evidence: Our recommendations at FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at FM Global, covers sprinklers, the combustible materials ban and compartment sizes in industrial premises. Read More



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