Building Regulations:Written question - 105551

Q
Asked by Holly Lynch
(Halifax)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Building Regulations
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to strengthen provisions in building regulations to ensure that materials and methods used in modern methods of housing construction are more resilient to the risks of fire, flooding and damage caused by escape of water.
A
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 16 October 2017

The Building Regulations set functional requirements that apply to all forms of construction. However, it is clear that we need to review current fire safety and Building Regulations to ensure that they are as effective as possible. The Government has asked Dame Judith Hackitt to lead an independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety. Dame Judith will publish an interim report this Autumn and a final report in Spring 2018.

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