Open consultation

Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings

Summary

We are seeking views on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings including attachments.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings, including building types covered, height threshold, list of exemptions, attachments such as blinds, shutters and awnings, and a proposal to specifically ban the use of metal composite panels in and on the external walls of all buildings.

In the Explanatory Memorandum published alongside the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 the government committed to review the effectiveness of the ban after one year. This is a consultation on proposed changes to the Regulations following that review.

As part of the review, in June 2019 the government commissioned a study of the impact of the ban which took the form of an online survey issued to 100 relevant organisations. The full analysis of responses to this survey have been published alongside this consultation.

Documents

Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings including attachments: a technical consultation

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Survey of the views of industry stakeholders on the effectiveness, issue and impacts of the initial operation of the ban in England on combustibles materials in and on the external wall of buildings including attachments

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

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Write to:

Building Safety Programme
Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
4th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 20 January 2020