Consultation Open for Banning the use of Combustible Materials in the External Walls of High-rise Residential Buildings

26th June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently published its proposal regarding banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.  The consultation period runs from 18th June 2018 to 14th August 2018.

The government is inviting views from interested parties such as residents and industry experts.  The government is legally required to consult on substantive changes to the buildings regulations before any changes in the law are made.  The aim is to eliminate any doubt about which cladding materials can and can’t be used on high-rise residential buildings.

In order to view this proposal or to take part in the consultation please click here.

The specialist fire team at the S2 Partnership can attend site to review all areas of fire safety management.  The review consolidates the planning, organisation, control and monitoring of preventative and protective fire safety measures of a premises, and always takes into account the individual nature of each building.  As a member of the Primary Authority Register for fire safety, the S2 Partnership is kept abreast of all adjustments to fire regulations.

For further advice or guidance on fire regulation issues, please contact our specialist fire safety team.