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Fri 18 May 2018

Dame Judith's final review of building regulations and fire safety published

 

Dame Judith was appointed by the government to lead the review in light of the system failures revealed by testing carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

Her final review of building regulations and fire safety was published on 17th May, following her interim report in December 2017. 

There are over 50 recommendations set out in her final report which include:

  1. The parameters of a new regulatory framework
  2. Improving building safety during the design, construction and refurbishment phases
  3. Improving building safety during the occupation phase
  4. Demanding improved levels of competence
  5. Creating a more effective balance between government ownership of building standards and industry ownership of technical guidance
  6. Creating a ‘golden thread’ of information about each Higher Risk Residential Building (HRRB)
  7. Tackling poor procurement practices
  8. Ensuring continuous improvement and best practice
  9. Learning through membership of an international body

 

As a result of the report the government will now have to consider the recommendations also set out in the report.

A link to the final report can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report

For further information, please contact Yashmin Mistry.

 

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