Scottish Fire Safety Regulations Set to Tighten

The Scottish Government has announced changes to building standards intended to strengthen fire safety standards in high-rise residential buildings.

The regulations, set to come into effect on 1st October will bring the threshold of the combustible cladding ban down from 18M and above, to 11M. Additional escape stairs and storey identification signs will also be required to aid fire and rescue services to navigate buildings in the event of an evacuation.

These changes will not only change the course of the construction industry in Scotland but add to the mounting pressure on the Government to expand upon the combustible cladding ban for the rest of the UK.

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