Department of Finance consulting on post-Grenfell Building Regulations


The Department of Finance recently launched a consultation to seek views on proposals to amend the local Building Regulations and associated technical guidance booklets to:

  • Introduce a new regulation that effectively bans the use of ‘combustible materials’ on the external walls of ‘relevant buildings’ and introduce guidance in relation to ‘Assessments in lieu of tests’; and
  • Make reference to a revised Atlas Map that will be used to establish if a dwelling is located in a radon affected area

Further information on the consultation can be found in the attached letter and on the Department’s website.  Please note that all responses must be received by 4pm on Friday 9 October.