The Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report sets out the steps it is taking to implement the report’s recommendations as well as the wider work it is doing to make building safer.

Key areas covered in this document relevant to FIS Members are an update on Fire Doors and the use of composite doors, a brief update on progress on the review of Building Regulations and the Fire Safety Order and, further highlighting of the need for tested and certificated options.  It is also interesting to note that sprinkler systems have been highlighted and that work is already underway to establish a new  immediate work will begin to establish the new Building Safety Regulator.  Overall it is a useful summary of where and how policy is and is likely to progress in the sector although there does not appear to be anything new in the report which has not already been actioned by Government.

A copy of this report can be viewed here.

This week a review of the impact of the ban on combustible cladding was also initiated.  You can find out more about this here.  FIS will be represented at a Round Table on this subject hosted by MHCLG next week looking at the impact on cavity trays in SFS systems.