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21 Jan 20201 minute read

Government announces sprinkler and cladding reforms

ECAtoday
Government announces sprinkler and cladding reforms

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick yesterday (20 January) announced that sprinklers could become mandatory, and combustible materials potentially banned, in buildings of 11 metres or higher.

The use of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding – which was installed in Grenfell Tower and was linked to the rapid spread of the fire which claimed 42 lives in June 2017 – could also be banned.

A fire safety bill implementing recommendations from phase one of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry will come forward “very swiftly”, Jenrick stated.

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