Build UK has recently updated its guide to the Building Safety Regime to include all the information published in connection with the latest phase of the regime from 6 April.

The April 2024 version includes the new registers for Building Control Approvers and Building Inspectors and updates to Approved Document B, including guidance for second staircases in new residential buildings above 18 metres in height. Build UK has also produced an overview of the Golden Thread which is available to FIS members, summarising the new requirement to collate and store information for Higher‐Risk Buildings (HRBs), and the timeline shows at a glance when all the key changes take effect.

Homes England has launched the Building Remediation Hub which allows applications for the Building Safety Fund and the Cladding Safety Scheme to be processed via a single portal. The Building Safety Fund covers the replacement of unsafe non‐ACM cladding systems on residential buildings 18 metres and over in height in London, whilst the Cladding Safety Scheme funds the replacement of unsafe cladding systems on residential buildings over 11 metres (11 ‐ 18 metres in London).

Following publication of the fourth report by the Industry Safety Steering Group, Chair Dame Judith Hackitt has released a blog reflecting on the ‘huge progress’ to date and urging the industry to continue to work together to ensure the new regime is a success. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has confirmed that publication of its Phase 2 report has been delayed and will now be published after the next anniversary of the fire in June.

Source: Build UK

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