Following the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Government has rightly put great effort into making buildings safer. As the timber industry we support the creation of high quality, safe and sustainable buildings in the UK. However we are concerned that by failing to differentiate between the external cladding and the structural wall, the current approach to combustibles legislation will not achieve its aims.
Below you can find our response to the Government’s recent consultation on this legislation, where it has been suggested they would extend the ban down to 11 metres. This consultation was extended to close on 11:45pm 25 May 2020. We strongly encourage other parties interested in preserving sustainable timber to make use of the below when responding to this review, and to get in contact with us any questions.