RIBA welcomes launch of consultation on combustible cladding ban

James Brokenshire

RIBA backs outlawing its use on all buildings above 18 storeys

The government has launched the post-Hackitt Review consultation on the future of combustible cladding in a move that has won the immediate backing of RIBA.

However the call for views, pledged by new housing, communities and local government secretary James Brokenshire last month, cautions that new restrictions could add tens of thousands of pounds to the cost of high-rise buildings.

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