July’s H&V News looks at the damning evidence that has emerged from the Grenfell Public Inquiry around construction practices and how this may impact building services
This month’s H&V News leads with in-depth coverage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that is looking at a range of technical and policy issues that may have led to blaze and the subsequent loss of life.
Testimony has so far uncovered a fundamental lack of understanding in fundamental areas of fire safety and how gas pipes are being fitted and maintained. Industry bodies such as BESA have pledged to tackle concerns around skills and fire risk within the HVAC industry. The government has meanwhile committed to undertake regulatory reform of the construction sector.
Keeping on the theme of regulation, the magazine also looks at confusion around ensuring compliance with the mandatory Boiler Plus efficiency standards that come into effect in April.
With British Gas offering quotes and services to customers that may choose not to fit a new or replacement boiler that can fully meet these standards, the government has been asked for clarity on the company’s legal obligations. British Gas has claimed that customers deciding against meeting Boiler Plus are made aware of any additional work that is required on an appliance to ensure compliance.
A digital edition of the magazine can be read here.