High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the British Standard 8414 large-scale fire tests.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The BS 8414 test was incorporated into building regulations guidance in 2006, following a comprehensive review of that part of the regulations and a public consultation. The Independent Expert Panel considers that the test is appropriate for assessing the potential for a cladding system to provide a medium for fire spread.

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