Buildings: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to ensure that all residential properties are not cladded with flammable materials.

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

On 1 October 2018, we announced a ban on the use of combustible materials on external walls of high-rise buildings (above 18 metres). The detail of this ban was announced on 29 November 2018. It has been delivered through changes to building regulations and limits materials available to products achieving a European classification of Class A1 or A2-s1,d0. The Government have been clear to building owners that the clearest way to ensure safety is to remove unsafe materials.

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