Will Buckby and Ian Masser discuss the ongoing industry challenges surrounding external wall fire safety on buildings over 18m in height. The position in relation to new developments is now relatively clear given the 2018 Building (Amendment) Regulations, which banned the use of combustible materials anywhere on buildings over 18m in height. But what about the significant number of existing buildings that already contain combustible materials?
Construction professionals will be familiar with the Form EWS1 and how this is being promoted as the solution. We at Beale & Co are not so sure. Given the ongoing Government pressure on the construction industry to take the lead in resolving this issue, combined with a recent media campaign to highlight the plight of homeowners who cannot sell, insure or re-mortgage their affected properties means this is a hugely topical issue .
The session covers a history lesson of the changes to UK building regulations post the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, as well as discussing the legal and practical implications of the Form EWS1.
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