Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that non-combustible structural materials are used for publicly-funded projects to provide an increased level of fire protection.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government’s proposed ban on the use of combustible materials in external wall systems will apply to all high rise residential buildings subject to building regulations’ requirements, where building work is being undertaken, where they are public buildings or private buildings.

Applicants for the £400 million social sector Aluminium Cladding Material cladding remediation fund will need to confirm that the proposed materials that are being used in the refurbishment are European Class A1 or Class A2.

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