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Government proposes changing legislation to enforce combustibles ban for high rises


The government has proposed legislation to ban the use of combustible materials anywhere within the wall of a high-rise building, with potentially unlimited fines for breaches.

A consultation document fleshing out last month’s surprise proposal to ban combustible materials on high rises was published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government today.

Currently, building regulations allow the external surfaces of walls on high rises to be ‘Class 0’ rated materials and insulation to be ‘limited combustibility’. Alternatively, combustible materials can be used if they pass a fire safety test.

Today the government proposed amending legislation to implement a total ban on combustible materials in the walls of high rises in all buildings over 18m.


Full story here: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/government-proposes-changing-legislation-to-enforce-combustibles-ban-for-high-rises-56822




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