Laura Sharman 21 February 2018

Construction professionals support ban on combustible materials on high-rise buildings

Almost three-quarters (74%) of construction industry professionals believe that using combustible materials on mid-, high-rise and sensitive buildings should be banned, according to a new survey.

The survey, which was commissioned by ROCKWOOL, also found 70% of senior staff working in the construction, civil engineering and architectural industries are less likely to use combustible materials on new build and retrofit residential projects following the Grenfell tragedy.

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed believe there should be a major overhaul of fire safety regulations in England.

‘It’s encouraging to see the UK construction industry advocating so strongly for banning combustible materials on mid-, high-rise, and sensitive buildings,’ said senior vice president at ROCKWOOL Group, Gilles Maria.

‘The Government should take note of the industry sentiment and act quickly to require the use of non-combustible cladding and insulation materials on these types of buildings.’

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