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UK Fire Safety Regulation Review Moving in The Wrong Direction?

UK Fire Safety Regulation Review Moving in The Wrong Direction? ROCKWOOL Share Their View

In article released today by ROCKWOOL raise concerns over the direction of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review of UK Building Regulations and Fire Safety Review which is due to take its next steps today. The “test and study” compliance regime is described as fundamentally flawed according to ROCKWOOL.

Test and Study

Extract below is taken directly from the ROCKWOOL article published on their website today:

We should remember that these large-scale fire tests were developed to create a pathway for combustible materials to be approved as “safe” for tall buildings.  Large-scale testing has a role to play in some scenarios, though in our view, not when it comes to mid- and high-rise or sensitive and high-occupancy buildings like schools and hospitals.

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There are simply too many variables and potential deviations from real-world practice to rely on testing to keep these types of buildings and those who use them safe.

The simple truth is that combustible materials burn; non-combustible materials don’t.  No amount of creative marketing can change that.

For the full article from ROCKWOOL visit the website here.

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