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Safety Case Principles For High Rise Residential Buildings – 12-10-21

By |October 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

New laws on building safety have been proposed to Parliament. A key element of these proposals is that certain buildings will require a safety case when they are occupied. If you manage or are responsible for a building covered by the proposed new laws, this Briefing Note will help you understand what a safety case is.

Fire safety and high-rise residential buildings – planning gateway 1 and fire statements – 23-09-2021

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|

Measures to ensure fire safety matters are incorporated at the planning stage for schemes involving a relevant high-rise residential building (Planning Gateway 1 & Fire Statements) Measures to ensure the consideration of fire safety matters as they relate to land use planning are incorporated at the planning stage for schemes involving a relevant high-rise residential building.

Fire Safety – Fire Doors – 20-09-2021

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: News|

Following the introduction of the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Fire Safety Order was amended to ensure the inspection of all doors between domestic premises and common parts was included within the scope of the fire risk assessment. However, we also know that we are awaiting further legislation to formally introduce this requirement.

Legionella and Warm Weather – 26-07-2021

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

Legionella bacteria is typically dormant at temperatures below 20°C and for most of the year, throughout the UK, mains water temperatures fall well below this level. However, elevated mains and cold water temperatures are common during the warm summer months particularly in central London and other major UK cities with water suppliers permitted to provide a water supply up to 25°C.

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