The Government’s large scale tests were conducted to British Standard BS8414, which is a way of demonstrating, for a building over 18m, that a wall system meets relevant Building Regulations guidance. The outcome of these tests showed that four of the cladding systems failed to meet the test criteria.
The Government expects building owners to fund measures designed to make a building safe and to draw on existing resources to do so. The Government will consider the removal of financial restrictions where financial barriers stand in the way of essential work being done. We will work with local authorities who approach us on a case by case basis.