Responding to the announcement by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government that there will be a consultation to ban the use of combustible cladding on high rise buildings, RIBA President Ben Derbyshire says,
“The RIBA is pleased to see that the Government is to consult on banning the use of combustible cladding on high rise buildings. The RIBA would very much welcome this amendment to the regulations however we believe that changes are needed now, not tomorrow. The industry and the public can wait no longer for clarity and assurance, the Government must take action today.”
Notes to editors
- For more information about how the RIBA has responded to the Grenfell Tower fire, see here.
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- Read the Government's Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report.
- The RIBA will be hosting a fire safety conference, Protecting Lives: Design and Construction Post Grenfell, on 12 June, 9:30am to 5pm.
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