Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, Build UK’s work on building safety focusses on four key areas.
Companies across the construction supply chain have found it increasingly difficult to secure appropriate and affordable Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance. With average premium rates nearly four times higher than the previous year and almost a third of companies unable to buy the cover they want or need, Build UK has published a guide to PI insurance which provides an overview of what it is, why it is needed, and how it can be obtained in the current market.Click here to view Build UK’s guide to PI insurance for Construction
Build UK has a leading role in delivering the recommendations of Working Group 2 (WG2) set out in the ‘Setting the Bar’ report. We have worked closely with other industry organisations to review the competence requirements of those installing construction products and systems to ensure that they are fit for purpose and to identify any areas such as CPD that need to be introduced.
Working Group 2 has published its Competence Framework Pilots (Phase One) report which benchmarks the existing competence requirements for six installer sectors identified as priorities for ensuring fire safety in buildings.Click here to view the WG2 report
Remediation of Existing Buildings
Build UK is working with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to support the remediation of high-rise residential buildings across the UK fitted with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) or other forms of cladding identified as requiring replacement.Click here to view the latest update on the remediation programme
The Future System
The Building Safety Act outlines the most significant changes to building and fire safety regulation in a generation, and we have published a timeline showing when key changes are taking effect to support its implementation. The provisions will come into effect over the next 12 to 18 months once the secondary legislation is developed and Build UK will be working to ensure that members have appropriate guidance and support to understand the new requirements and their responsibilities.Click here for an overview of the Building Safety Act