Jan
22

Wales ban combustible cladding

The Welsh Assembly has introduced a ban on the use of combustible cladding. The ban, which came into effect on the 13th January 2020, will apply to all new buildings, and to existing buildings being refurbished and will cover blocks of flats, care homes and hospitals over 18m high.

A BBC post quoted Housing Minister Julie James: "The fire at Grenfell Tower in London was a tragedy that will live long in the memories of so many of us in this country. 

Our homes should be 'the' safest of places. The action I have taken today will help ensure we make people safer in their homes, and leaves no room for doubt as to what is suitable for use on external walls of relevant buildings 18m or more in height."

More detailed information can be found at the National Assembly for Wales website here.