Building Regulations


New sprinkler threshold welcomed by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has pledged its full support to the Government’s recent introduction of a new 11m threshold for sprinklers – asserting it marks a vital step forward in the journey towards enhanced fire safety regulation Read More

‘Biggest changes to building safety in a generation’ says UK Government

In early April, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced the UK Government’s “ambitious steps to further reform the building safety systems”, in line with the Building a Safer Future consultation. Read More

Building safety regulations: CIH urges builders to start preparing for post-Hackitt regulations

The Chartered Institute of Housing has urged buildings to start preparing now for tougher post-Hackitt regulations, which it believes will become law by 2022. Read More

Dame Judith Hackitt: ‘Simpler and more robust regulatory framework required’

Almost a year ago, Dame Judith Hackitt was tasked by the Government to conduct an independent review of building regulations and fire safety in high rise buildings in the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the report was published in May this year. Read More

Pre-Grenfell there was a “genuine belief that fire was under control and there were bigger fish to fry”

The chair of the Fire Sector Federation has said he was disappointed there had still been no review of Approved Document B – the framework setting out building regulations – a year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Read More

£250k fine for fire safety disregard

A London guest house owner who removed the staircase from his property has been fined £250,000 and given and a six month suspended prison sentence after being successfully prosecuted by London Fire Brigade. Read More

IOSH: Grenfell inquiry must be fire safety ‘watershed’

The news follows the government's announcement of the terms of reference for the inquiry. Read More

IOSH: Building regulations & fire safety review “important step”

The government's independent review headed by ex-HSE chair Dame Judith Hackitt has been welcomed. Read More

One person responsibility for whole building compliance ‘could avoid future tragedies like Grenfell’

Former local government minister calls for building compliance inspectors. Read More

Fire safety: the fire doors in your premises could put you in jail

Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) general manager Neil Ashdown No health and safety manager would intentionally put the safety of Read More



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