The Welsh Government has published its long awaited consultation on Safer Buildings in Wales. The documentation can be viewed here.

The White Paper sets out proposals for the comprehensive freeform of legislation that contributes to building safety in Wales. It focuses on legislative changes across the lifecycle of buildings aimed improving safety and minimising the risk of fire as well as setting out aspirations for cultural change in the way buildings are designed, constructed and managed.

The consultation proposes clear lines of accountability by creating new roles and responsibilities to those who own and manage relevant buildings. It will also provide a stronger regulatory system to hold those responsible to account. Residents will have enhanced rights and a stronger voice on matters affecting their homes.

The consultation closes on 12 April 2021. FIS will be responding to this consulation via the Construction Products Association, therefore members are encouraged to send their responses to by Monday 22 March 2021. We will then collate the feedback and submit a response to CPA.