Fire Prevention

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what pre-assessment is undertaken before cladding or an external wall insulation system is installed to ensure that buildings are suitable for those modifications; and what advice he has provided to local authorities on such pre-assessment of buildings.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

It is the responsibility of people carrying out building work to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. As well as requirements relating to fire safety (Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, Part B), requirements relating to structures (Part A), resistance to moisture (Part C) and conservation of fuel and power (Part L) will be relevant. Building owners should take account of all these considerations.

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