Tag : Grenfell Tower
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Government will establish a Joint Regulators’ Group to trial components of a new regulatory system for building safety as part of its latest response to the Hackitt review of existing standards and legislation.
A range of associations and bodies that have spoken to H&V News in recent months have cited how a lack of clarity in building regulations and limited enforcement of these rules, particularly for existing or refurbished properties, poses health risks from creating poorly ventilated dwellings and office spaces.
October’s H&V News considers the most effective next steps for the HVAC industry in responding to the Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent review of building regulations undertaken by Dame Judith Hackitt.
Dame Judith Hackitt has said there is widespread consensus within the construction industry of the need for radical reform of the current broken regulatory system for high-rise and complex buildings.
The deadline for responses to a consultation on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety has closed as planned last week with its final recommendations expected to be published on schedule next spring
A review of current rules governing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and change management for both new and existing buildings is included among the final terms of reference for a new independent review announced following the Grenfell Tower fire.
As many as 10 UK local authorities could be facing the prospect of having to entirely remove and replace gas heating at certain tower blocks based on the conclusions of a structural safety report commissioned by Southwark Council at four of its buildings.
September’s H&V News looks at the ongoing need for fresh thinking on building safety in light of the Grenfell Tower fire in June and the role the heating industry is looking to play in ensuring the significant levels of change that may be required in broader areas such as sustainability.
The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will consider the scope and adequacy of regulations relating to high rise buildings, construction standards, as well as overall compliance with existing legislation among its core focuses.