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Welsh Government Bans Use of Combustible Cladding

Infra News - Published on Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Image Source: Grenfell Tower
Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, which claimed the lives of 72 people and left a further 74 hospitalised in June 2017, the Welsh Government has now formally banned the application of combustible cladding in the construction of high-rise buildings. This new ban on combustible cladding will be applicable to all new residential buildings and hospitals which stand at a height that exceeds 18 metres, with the ban ensuring that none of the building can be enveloped in the cladding, including an external features and fittings such as balconies or solar panels.

Following on from the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent ‘Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’ in May 2018, the Welsh Government has followed the recommendations outlined within the review that applying to building higher than ten storeys.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 16 Jan 2020
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