Construction products

New construction products regulator will have strict enforcement powers

The government has also commissioned an independent review of previous construction product testing regimes. The review, which will report later this year, will cover any weaknesses in previous regimes and make recommendations on how to avoid abuse of the testing system. Health and safety law expert Kevin Bridges of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind […]

Construction products

CPA to launch consultation on post-Grenfell code for construction products | New

The Construction Products Association (CPA) is launching a consultation on a new code that aims to set the benchmark for how construction products are marketed. The CPA is seeking industry-wide comment on its Construction Product Information Code (CICC), which was drafted following testimony during the ongoing public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. It […]

Construction products

Government to set up new national regulator for construction products

An independent national construction products regulator is expected to be established following damaging revelations in the Grenfell Inquiry that highlighted allegations of professional misconduct deeply troubling to all. This follows testimony from the Grenfell Inquiry which brought to light the dishonest practices of some manufacturers of construction products, including deliberate attempts to thwart the system […]

Construction products

New regulator to guarantee the safety of construction products

A new regulator for building products has been created to ensure that materials used to build houses are manufactured safely The construction products regulator will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. This follows recent testimony […]

Construction products

Government announces new regulator for construction products | New

A new regulator put in place to monitor the safety of various construction products was announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. The regulator of construction products will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. Jenrick said […]