Government launches fire regs consultation

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The consultation, which runs until October, seeks views on the proposed clarification of statutory guidance on fire safety

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to building regulations.

The government is proposing changes to Approved Document B, which provides statutory guidance on fire safety, to improve its usability and reduce the risk of misinterpretation by those carrying out and inspecting building work.

The idea is to clarify the text without changing the underlying requirements.

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