residential housing


New Fire Safety Regulations in England to implement ‘most’ Grenfell Tower inquiry recommendations

The Fire Safety Regulations 2022 introduce new duties implementing recommendations of the Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Read More

Islington Council moves to Comelit-PAC’s cloud for its residential developments

Islington Council works with Comelit-PAC for a cloud based door entry solution managing access control to communal residential developments. Read More

Premises under guardianship scheme in Brighton closed down without prohibition order after fire safety failings

Occupants at a former care home under a temporary guardianship scheme were evicted after the premises was found to have fire safety failings. Read More

New simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats

An explanation of the main provisions of the NFCC's new edition of simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats. Read More

What’s next for fire safety in the social housing sector?

A leading panel of experts took to the stage at FIREX in May to examine the challenges in improving fire safety in the social housing sector. Read More

Government omits requirement for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in latest consultation response

Following a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans consultation, the Government has opted against mandating PEEPs. Read More

FIREX welcomes the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group – Dedicated seminar sessions for housing association and local authorities to attend

FIREX is delighted to welcome the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group (NSHFSG) and its members to this year’s show at London's ExCeL. Read More

Residential property management firm highlights improved efficiencies with digital fire logbooks

Scott Castle has highlighted how digital fire logbooks have helped improve efficiencies at the company across its portfolio of sites. Read More

Watford Community Housing carries out multi-sensor fire safety upgrades on high-rise blocks

Two high-rise blocks under Watford Community Housing’s have upgraded their fire safety systems using a Grade D LD1 fire detection system. Read More

Sadiq Khan is “extremely concerned” over lack of progress made by government since the first phase of Grenfell Inquiry

According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, ministers have “failed to complete a single recommendation” from the first phase of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

Major fire at block of flats and offices in Whitechapel

A major fire has broken out on the 17th floor of a block of flats in the Whitechapel/Aldgate area of London. Read More

New fire safety guides introduced in Scotland

Multiple new fire safety guides have been introduced in Scotland, including practical guidance for existing high-rise domestic buildings. Read More

Council takes legal action against tenants who refuse to have fire smoke detectors repaired

Four people in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, received warrants to enforce access to their homes in order to carry out fire safety work. Read More

Leaseholders granted access to new online service to track remediation of high-risk buildings

A new government service to hold building owners to account for remediation works has been launched. Read More

Fire in New York apartments leaves 17 dead

At 11AM on 9th January, a fire took hold in a New York apartment building, leaving 19 people dead and over 30 being sent to hospital. Read More

Report highlights impacts of building safety crisis on mental health of leaseholders

A study has revealed the impacts on the mental health of leaseholders who are stuck in their flats and face huge costs for remediation of fire safety issues. Read More



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