Despite Grenfell, the Tories look set to WEAKEN high-rise fire regulations after lobbying from construction firms
After reportedly bowing to heavy lobbying from construction firms, Theresa May’s Conservative government are poised to severely weaken fire regulations for high-rise buildings, despite numerous promises from the government to improve fire safety following the horrific Grenfell fire which claimed the lives of 71 people last June.
It is understood that the government intends to revise regulations to allow construction firms to merely carry out ‘desktop studies’ on combustible insulation, rather than forcing firms to carry out the large scale tests that are currently demanded for all potentially combustible building materials to be used in the insulation of high rises.