Buildings: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will instruct the Building Research Establishment to design the BS 8414 tests on the fire performance of external cladding systems to reflect the worst-case scenario of a building fire.

Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Grenfell Tower fire, if the Government will take account of common installation failures when commissioning the British Research Establishment to conduct BS 8414 tests on the fire performance of external cladding systems when testing non-ACM materials to ensure that those tests reflect worst case scenarios.

Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government will take steps to ensure that the BS8414 tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment on non-ACM materials include (a) windows, (b) ventilation openings and (c) reasonably spaced fire barriers.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Tests carried out using the BS 8414 methodology are designed using the established and recognised BS 8414 methodology. Rigs to be used in tests are constructed in line with standard industry practice to ensure compliance with Approved Document B guidance on the construction of external wall systems.

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