Government changes to building safety

Apr 3, 2020, 13:36 PM by User Not Found

Yesterday the government announced new measures to ensure better safety within the building and construction industry. It has been called the ‘biggest change in building safety in a generation.’ 

But what do you need to know? Here are the key points: 

  • Sprinkler Systems will be mandatory in high-rise flats over 11 meters tall

  • Consistent wayfinding signage will be mandatory in high rise flats over 11 meters tall

  • The government will be discussing mortgage valuations in buildings under 18 meters tall

  • A new website is being designed for leaseholders and lenders to help with sales and remortgaging

  • The government has reiterated its previous pledge of ‘£1 billion in 2020/21 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding materials on high-rise buildings. This is in addition to the £600 million already available remediation of high-rise buildings with unsafe ACM cladding.’

  • Removing unsafe cladding is still a top priority despite disruption due to COVID-19 and will go ahead where it is safe to do so

To read the full statement click here: 

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