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

22 May 2020

We have submitted a sector response to the government's consultation on proposals to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, including attachments

In our response, we share our support for the government's proposals to: 

  • Broaden the type of buildings covered by the ban. 
  • Ban the use of combustible cladding materials and attachments for new buildings of 11m and over, reducing the curren height threshold. 
  • Specifically ban the use of metal composite panels with a polyethylene core in or on the external walls of all new buildings. 

We do, however, identify a number of important considerations that should be taken into account by the government in reviewing the ban. 

You can read our full submission at the link below.