Here at AB Glass, we welcome new guidance around the use of combustible material in the external walls of certain high-rise buildings.
The publication, overseen by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology Technical Committee and the Society of Façade Engineering Fire Committee, has been written in the context of changes to the Building Regulations in November 2018 to implement a ban on the use of combustible material in the external walls of certain high-rise buildings in England.
This guidance proposes a practical and pragmatic interpretation where conflicting interpretations have already been identified or where the potential for conflicting interpretations may be possible.
This guidance is not intended to ‘bypass’ the amendments to building Regulation 7, Requirement B4 or the guidance contained in Approved Document B. Due to the continuing development of policy and government guidance this document should be read in conjunction with the relevant current government guidance on ‘the ban on combustible materials’.
Alan Brayley, our Managing Director, said: “We welcome these guidelines. Changes to the use of combustible material in the external walls of certain high-rise buildings is particularly pertinent to the fitting and management of windows. We have read and adhere to the guidelines as always.”