Economic and social impact Consultation opened 17/10/23

Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations

David Kirby

Policy & Public Affairs Officer - Wales

Last updated: 14th November 2023

We are proposing to:

  • amend the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildingsĀ 
  • setting limits on the use of combustible materials on certain buildings over 11m
  • introduce Evacuation Alert System (EAS)
  • introduce Secure Information Boxes in all new blocks of flats with a floor of 11m or more above ground level
  • introduce floor identification and flat wayfinding signage
  • an amendment regarding referencing of BS EN 13501 and BS 476
  • a call for evidence over the number of stairs in buildings and the removal of all references to the BS 476 fire classifications from AD B

CIOB will be responding to this consultation, and welcomes input from its members in Wales. You can email [email protected] or [email protected] with any points you wish to raise for consideration.