Are UK building regulations fit for purpose?

FSF launches Approved Document B survey

Survey The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has intensified its long-running campaign for a review of Approved Document B in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It recently published a brochure that cites changes in building design, practice and materials since the framework was last reviewed more than a decade ago in 2006 that render the current document not fit for purpose. Now the FSF is inviting the industry to share its views on the topic by completing a survey.

The survey, which was already in the pipeline before the Grenfell tragedy unfolded, has been put together with the help of NBS Research, an independent research organisation. In canvassing the views of professionals across the supply chain, the FSF hopes to gauge the degree to which the practical guidance in Approved Document B meets the requirements of fire protection in the construction industry in 2017. The survey findings will form the basis of a submission to the DCLG to help those responsible for making sure building regulations and Approved Document B are as effective as possible.

The survey is open until August 2017.

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