building safety

Building Safety Bill: Bill receives Royal Assent to become the Building Safety Act

The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022, and has now completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses to become an Act of Parliament – The Building Safety Act. Read More

35 developers sign up to building safety repairs pledge

An agreement between the Government and 35 major developers will see £5 billion committed from industry towards addressing the building safety scandal, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced. Read More

What are the health & safety regulations for maintaining historic buildings?

In this article, Dakota Murphey highlights the health and safety regulations for maintaining historic buildings. Read More

Building in Stevenage collapses onto street

Swingate House, a derelict building currently under demolition in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, has collapsed onto the pavement. Read More

Fire Safety in 2021 eBook – Is the industry ready to embrace systemic change in building safety?

IFSEC Global has released its Annual Fire Safety Report 2021, keeping you up to date with the biggest stories of the year, including new legislation, improving building safety culture post-Grenfell and the importance of third-party certification in fire door safety. Read More

Mayor of London launches new fire safety planning guidance proposal

Sadiq Khan has launched a public consultation on draft guidance that puts fire safety at the centre of the planning process for new developments. Read More

New laws announced to protect leaseholders in the debate over who is responsible for building safety costs

Michael Gove has announced that strict new measures will be enforced to ensure industry pay to remove dangerous cladding. Read More

Who is responsible for costs relating to fire safety works on high-rise flats?

The House of Commons Library has released a briefing paper considering debates over who is responsible for paying for fire safety works on blocks of flats. Read More

Additional £27 million for Waking Watch Relief Fund announced by government

Designed to 'remove' or 'reduce' the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, an additional £27 million has been made available by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Read More

Law relating to building safety in England is changing

HSE has continued its work with partners in the public and private sector to develop information that it hopes will form a toolkit for building owners and managers. Read More

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