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Timber fire doors pass stringent fire tests ordered following Grenfell Tower tragedy  

Timber fire doors have been given a major safety endorsement after passing stringent fire tests ordered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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British Board of Agrément welcomes government’s announcement to implement all recommendations from Hackitt review

The British Board of Agrément has welcomed the government’s announcement that it is to implement all recommendations put forward by the Hackitt review.

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Growing frustration over slow Government response as construction industry takes lead on fire safety post-Grenfell Tower tragedy

The construction industry has taken the lead on fire safety since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, while waiting for Government clarification, according to research conducted as part of UK Construction Week (UKCW).

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Poll reveals 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident advising customers on fire door safety despite Grenfell tragedy

An online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety, despite the Grenfell tower tragedy last summer.

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Trussed Rafter Association chief executive Nick Boulton announces new structure at AGM

New talent, new leadership, new structure and embracing new technology were just some of the highlights from the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM last month. Speaker Alison Watson, founder of Class of Your Own, told delegates about the Design Engineer Construct! Programme and explained how easily the construction industry can collaborate with local schools to give a taste of what ...

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Government makes series of commitments to improve fire safety in high-rise buildings following Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review

The Government has pledged to restructure building regulations fire safety guidance to ensure it is clear, as part of a series of commitments made following Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety.

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Recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s post-Grenfell review into fire safety welcomed by British Woodworking Federation but greater focus on fire doors is needed

A new regulatory framework is needed to improve safety in higher-risk residential buildings, an independent review led by Dame Judith Hackitt has found.

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Support growing for Fire Door Safety Week as fire safety tops the agenda in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Support for next week’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign is continuing to grow as fire safety tops the agenda for many in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Set up five years ago by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the campaign, which runs from 25 September to 1 October 2017, now attracts more than 175 supporting organisations and last year ...

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