Proposed changes to improve the safety of residential high-rise buildings

The Welsh Building Safety Expert Group has produced a series of recommendations for the Welsh Government to take forward to improve the safety of residential buildings in Wales.

The Expert Group’s remit was to identify the parameters for a response to the issues raised by the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire. Broadly speaking, the Expert Group agreed with Hackitts’s view that a fundamental, systematic change is required and that reform should be taken forward in a considered and coherent manner which avoids the ‘cherry-picking’ of the easy to do at the expense of the longer-term actions that need to be taken. The report highlights where the Welsh government should prioritise future action.

The CPA has produced a summary of the recommendations.

The full report can be accessed here.