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Government prepares 'major' review of Building Regulations

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It would be sense to re-write the regulations to permit cladding only of completely non-combustible materials with immediate effect. That officials were surprised by how rules were being interpreted is laughable after Lakanal House and other fires. Officials involved in writing the Regs must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of current practice. We are now up to 228 high-rise blocks at risk, and I understand that the PFI University College Hospital is also on the list. An incredible waste of money, far exceeding the £10bn saving through de-regulation promised by Pickles. Lives are at risk, and indeed have been lost, by such bumbling.

Posted date

14 July, 2017

Posted time

11:20 am

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