The Government has announced an independent review of the England and Wales building regulations and fire safety.

This forward-looking independent review, to be led by Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation, will look at current building regulations and fire safety with a particular focus on high-rise residential buildings. It will report jointly to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Dame Judith states, “I am keen to engage widely with industry and the public to inform the recommendations from the review. I want the recommendations to lead to any necessary improvements in the system being made.”

The Building Control alliance welcome this initiative and we are very happy to contribute to this process by adding our expertise and experiences to assist the review.

Martin Conlon