residential housing


A fire safety question for housing providers: Do you really know your buildings?

Prescribing an ‘as built’ fire strategy to plug knowledge gaps, Ben Freeman of Independent fire Inspections Ltd (a FIREX exhibitor) and Simon Ince of Ascent Fire Safety expand on the collaboration work they’ve done with a local authority housing provider. Read More

Watch: The funding crisis hampering fire safety upgrades in UK tower blocks

In this 56-second video we outline facts and figures that reveal how financial constraints are a serious impediment to remedying myriad shortcomings exposed by the worst UK fire in living memory. Read More

Residential landlords still haven’t learned Grenfell lessons – especially in social housing, survey reveals

Fewer than one in four (23%) private landlords have been in touch with tenants to discuss fire safety measures since the Grenfell Tower fire – and even fewer social landlords have done likewise. Read More

Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, which offers regular courses and conferences on tall building fire safety management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017/18. Read More

West London housing provider is first organisation certified to PAS 7 FRMS standard

A West London housing provider has become the first organisation to have its fire risk management system (FRMS) certified to the PAS 7:2013 standard. Read More

Theresa May calls for ‘major national investigation’ into use of cladding

The use of non-flame retardant cladding on tower blocks will be part of a ‘major national investigation’ – possibly attached to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry – reports have claimed. Read More

All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests – every single panel tested so far. Read More

Grenfell fire presentation added to FIREX 2017 programme

Two seminars examining the Grenfell tower tragedy have been added to the FIREX Expertise & Guidance Theatre. Read More

Watch: The Lakanal House fire safety prosecution revisted by Dr David Crowder

Watch our interview with BRE Global's Dr David Crowder about the ramifications of the Lakanal House fire safety prosecution. Read More

Southwark Council fined £570,000 over Lakanal House deaths

Southwark Council has been fined a total of £570,000 for safety failures at Lakanal House, the south London tower block in which three women and three children lost their lives in 2009. Read More



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