Publication - Consultation paper

Building standards (fire safety) - external wall systems: consultation

Published: 16 Jul 2021

This consultation seeks views on a ban of the highest risk cladding materials on new buildings and to give further consideration to façade system testing. Any changes will be introduced through amendments to building regulations and supporting guidance in Section 2: fire of the technical handbooks.

Published:
16 Jul 2021
Building standards (fire safety) - external wall systems: consultation

The consultation covers five main areas. (1) the wording of mandatory standard 2.7 relating to fire spread on external walls (2) the definition and ban of the highest risk metal composite material (MCM) cladding panels (3) options to improving standards and guidance on cladding systems, including the continued role of the large scale fire test, BS 8414 (4) consequential matters – combustible exemptions and (5) Impact assessments