Category Archives: Insights

Draft Safety Bill: 6 Key Takeaways for Architects

The government published the draft of its new Building Safety Bill in July earlier this...

Fire Rated Balcony Decking – Guide to Class A1 and A2

The regulations regarding fire safety of external walls have been revised to ensure the safety...

Understanding the Draft Building Safety Bill

A draft of the Building Safety Bill was published in July this year. The bill...

Key Recommendations Made by Dame Judith Hackitt at the Construction Leaders’ Summit

At the Construction Leaders’ Summit on the National Building Specification held last week, Dame Judith...

BS 8579 2020 – Balcony & Terrace Design Checklist

BS 8579:2020 lays down the various design requirements for balconies and terraces to ensure that...

Key takeaways from BS 8579:2020

Here are some of the key takeaways from BS 8579:2020. Definitions of terminology In BS...

Decoding Sadiq Khan’s 5 Key Steps to Fixing the EWS Crisis

Since the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has been continuously trying to bring about reforms...

Why Are Refurb Projects Slipping?

The recent changes in the fire safety regulations for external walls have led to a...

The State of Remediation of Unsafe Cladding Systems

The introduction of new fire safety regulations on December 21, 2018, for external wall systems...

How can construction firms better prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

Countries across Europe are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. With cases going up, there...

Social Landlords Responsibilities for Fire Safety in Residential Premises – Q&A

The government recently introduced a new Building Safety Regulator as a part of the wider...