New safety guidance released by government fails to include escape provisions, warns RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called for extra measures to be included in the latest guidance on building regulations, following claims that the guidance did not include any provisions for evacuation plans when the ‘stay put’ policy must be abandoned.

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Fire doors across the country failing fire safety tests

Following safety investigations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, fire doors made by five different suppliers have been withdrawn from the market. The recent government investigations have taken place following news that front doors used in Grenfell Tower only resisted flames for 15 minutes instead of the 30 minutes expected.

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Paul Marsh