residential housing


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

Many housing associations could be in breach of Data Protection Act because of poor quality images

One in four housing associations admit that footage generated by their CCTV systems might be unfit for purpose. Read More

Living in a Grade II-listed building in Kensington: not necessarily as prestigious as it sounds – fire-safety news round-up

A landlord has been fined £165,000 after a council inspection found overcrowded, unsafe conditions with no fire doors or smoke detectors. Read More

Poorest in society at greatest risk from residential fires, research reveals

People on the lowest incomes tend to be the most vulnerable to the risk of residential fires, research launched during Fire Door Safety Week has revealed. 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



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