In a letter to the Fire Sector Federation, which brings together all the UK's diverse fire industries, Lord Greenhalgh, Minister for Building Safety, Fire and Communities, clarified the UK's position on CE-marking and the the UKCA mark for construction products.
Austrian news outlets report that today, fire has destroyed the Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum in Timmelsjoch. The fire was reported at about 04:00 on 18 January. The museum was largely made of wood and was unsprinklered. Unsurprisingly, it was
The Scottish Government has published The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 which will require all new apartments, new shared multi-occupancy residential buildings and all new social housing to be protected with sprinklers. The change will take effect on 1st March
Today, 26 May, the British Government has published changes to its regulatory guidance for fire safety in buildings in England. The changes include a requirement for sprinklers to be fitted if the top floor is higher than 11 m. Previously
Today, 2 April, the British goverment published 'A reformed building safety regulatory system'. This document sets out the many changes that have been and will be made to address the shortcomings identified following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017. Among