The UK in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Dame Hackitt’s “Building A Safer Future” report is proposing a new Building Safety Bill. This process is complex and the article prepared by LABC Warranty is excellent in providing a focus on the key elements . The proposals affect all members of the development team and society at large. An essential read – don’t get caught out!
Draft Building Safety Bill – 7 key points for builders and developers
The Government has published a draft of its long-awaiting Building Safety Bill, summarising fundamental reforms of the building safety system across England and Wales.
Three years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and a year following the publication of Dame Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future report, the significant bill draws together actions that seek to address the report’s 53 recommendations and sets out to achieve four broad aims:
- Create a more effective regulatory and accountability framework to provide greater oversight of the building industry
- Introduce clearer standards and guidance
- Put residents at the heart of a new system of building safety
- Help to create a culture of change and a more responsible building industry
So what does the bill contain and, subject to final scrutiny, what can builders, developers and housing providers expect to become law?