Housing: Construction

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 tackle the increased risk of extensive fire damage in multi-occupancy dwellings constructed from timber.

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

The Government intends to consult shortly on a clarified version of building regulations fire safety guidance (Approved Document B). The provisions of the regulations and the approved document apply equally to all forms of construction including timber frame.

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