Take part! In December 2018 the Government introduced regulations banning the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of specific types of high rise buildings, including specified attachments. At that time, the Government committed to review the effectiveness of the ban after one year. This consultation has arisen following the one year review.
This consultation seeks views on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings, including building types covered, height threshold, list of exemptions, attachments such as blinds, shutter sand awnings, and a proposal to specifically ban the use of metal composite panels in and on the external walls of all buildings.
Also released alongside the consultation document is a copy of the “Survey of the views of industry stakeholders on the effectiveness, issues and impacts of the initial operation of the ban in England on combustible materials in the external walls of buildings.”
Both the consultation paper and its supporting survey document can be viewed here.
The consultation closes on 13th April 2020.
CPA will be entering a response and SPRA will be entering a response and informing the CPA response, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 27th March 2020 so that we can work with our stakeholders on a collaborative view.
Source: CPA & Nigel Blacklock SPRA Technical Chair