building safety


Are industry professionals confident in the new Building Safety Bill?

Experts discuss whether they believe the proposed Building Safety Bill can prevent another tragic event like Grenfell from happening again. Read More

Government creates new department for building safety

The government has announced a new name and focus for the home of building safety after parliamentary reshuffle. Read More

Building safety – A dangerous storm is brewing

Ian King, COO at Zeroignition, discusses essential fire safety considerations when converting the use of a building from commercial to residential. Read More

New laws on building safety proposed to Parliament

A key element of the proposals is that that certain buildings will require a safety case when they are occupied. Read More

Shetland hotel fire underlines concerns over fire safety standards of modular buildings

Following a Freedom of Information request to the fire services after a fire at the Moorfield Hotel last year, the BBC has reported that experts believe further investigation into the risks of modular buildings is required. Read More

New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

From 1 August, new planning requirements (Planning Gateway One) came into force on developments involving high-rise residential buildings, with fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

The Government has released interim figures on the number of successful applications for funding of fire detection and alarm systems under its Waking Watch Relief Fund. Read More

Fire safety: Making buildings safer

In episode 13 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we take a look at the legislative and systemic changes required in fire safety, and the wider building sector, to ensure buildings are made safer for occupants. Read More

Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

Following new advice from fire safety experts commissioned by the Secretary of State earlier this year, the Government has set out that EWS1 (External Wall System) Forms should no longer be requested for buildings below 18m. Read More

Building Safety Bill published, outlining ‘biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years’

The Building Safety Bill has been published, outlined as the next “key step in an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation”. The reforms are set to create “lasting generational change and a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained”. Read More



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