24 June 2019
The Government has issued an advice note to building owners on the risks arising from balconies on residential buildings.
Earlier this month, a fire at a block of flats in De Pass Gardens, Barking, destroyed 20 flats after a fire that started on a balcony.
Following this event, the Government has published an advice note for building owners on the risks arising from balconies on residential buildings. It advises building owners to:
This advice note is written for residents and building owners of residential buildings with multiple dwellings, although the principles may also apply to other building types.