12 Jan 2021
Reflecting a radical shift in practice in building safety in Wales the Welsh Government has outlined its proposals to ensure the safety of tenants remains at the forefront of building and managing homes in the Building Safety White Paper.
The proposed building safety regime outlined in the White Paper is intended to cover any property containing two or more dwellings. Different elements of the regime will apply to different building types depending on if they fall under the scope of Category 1 or Category 2 buildings. Provisions are also included to create:
Matt Dicks | national director, CIH Cymru
The image of Grenfell Tower ablaze is one that will never leave any of us – a tragedy that has become a call to action for us all, as housing professionals, to do everything we can to ensure that everyone has a safe and secure place to call home. The proposals in the Welsh Government’s Building Safety White Paper are the result of intensive scrutiny of building safety in Wales in the wake of that tragedy and subsequent Hackitt review and the views of its own Building Safety Expert Group. CIH Cymru welcomes the paper’s focuses on changes that cut-across the lifecycle of buildings and set-out the desired approach around culture, design and construction. And we welcome the opportunity to feed in the views and thoughts of our members, frontline housing professionals, into the further development of building safety in Wales.