Government bans combustible cladding on new buildings

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The government has banned combustible cladding on new buildings over 18 metres tall and has promised to give local councils “financial support if necessary” to remove ACM cladding from private buildings.

Regulations have been laid in Parliament today that will give legal effect to the combustible materials ban announced in the summer. The ban means combustible materials will not be permitted on the external walls of new buildings over 18 metres including flats, as well as new hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding schools and student accommodation over 18 metres.

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