Scotland combustible cladding ban: What you need to know
The forthcoming ban on combustible cladding in Scotland falls under a different building safety regime to that of England and Wales. Frances Tait explains how it will work.
The government faces “practical difficulties” in pursuing overseas-based construction product manufacturers and developers when it comes to getting them to contribute to the cost of remediating defective buildings, housing secretary Michael Gove has admitted.
Construction workmanship, particularly around the installation of cavity barriers, needs to improve says Basil Jackson, as he summarises the changing advice around <18m buildings since the Grenfell Tower disaster.
A government adviser told fire and rescue services that there was “insufficient information” to warrant an alert to housing authorities over the risks of certain types of cladding following the 2009 Lakanal House fire in London.
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