The Federation has submitted views to the Government’s call to evidence on a review of Approved Document B, which provides guidance on meeting the fire safety requirements of building regulations.
In December, the Government published Building a Safer Future – its plan for implementing the recommendations Dame Judith Hackitt made in her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. In its publication, the Government committed to a technical review of Approved Document B – the guidance on meeting fire safety requirements of the building regulations.
The review of Approved Document B comes as a result of Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendation that regulations and guidance be clearer and simpler to navigate. This and other recommendations are intended to deliver a regulatory system that is fit for purpose.
In our submission, we:
The Government anticipates consulting further in the coming months on further ways to implement Dame Judith’s recommendations.