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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 102039, tabled on 12 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the British Standards Institution on creating a British Standard for fire safety inspections of building cladding systems.

Answered on

20 October 2020

My officials hold regular discussions with the British Standards Institution to support our work to improve building safety. We are funding the British Standards Institution to develop technical guidance to support professionals to make an assessment of the fire risk posed by external wall systems. This guidance will support industry to upskill more professionals to take on this work and will increase the quality and consistency of these assessments. This guidance is currently in development and is expected to be published in July 2021.