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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17181: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the use of full-system testing to assess the fire safety of different external cladding systems on high-rise buildings.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 19 June 2018

The guidance to building standards recognises the use of full scale testing of external wall cladding systems in accordance with BS 8414 in conjunction with BR 135.

The Scottish Government intends to consult over the Summer on recommendations made by the Building Standards (Fire Safety) Review Panel. This includes relevant fire tests cited in guidance supporting the building regulations.