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Articles tagged with: Fire matters


Regulation 38 Building Regulations

Regulation 38

Approved Document B was revised in 2019  and supports requirements B1 to B5 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010 as well as regulations 6(3), 7(2) and 38 and it took effect on 30 August 2019 for use in England. 

One of the changes were that safety information (under regulation 38) has been moved from an appendix into a new section.


Balconies and The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on 21 December 2018 have now clarified the lack of clarity in relation to balconies and states:


“Amendment to the Building Regulations 2010”


Resisting Fire Spread over External Walls and the Requirements of the Building Regulations 2010

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By amending Regulation 7 of the Building Regulations 2010 under The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018, and the Approved Document B, combustible materials are now banned on the elevations of relevant high rise buildings so that materials which become part of an external wall of a high-rise building (ie a building over 18,m) now have to be of European Classification A2-d1, d0 (i.e. of limited combustibility) or Class A1 (non-combustible)


Advice Note 14 by MHCLG - Advice on External Wall Systems that do not Incorporate Aluminium Composite Material for Residential Buildings over 18m high

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Advice Note 14 published by Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) states that the Advice Note is for the attention of anyone responsible for, or advising on, the fire safety of external wall systems of residential buildings 18m or above in height.

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