Following previous developments such as the 2018 Hackitt Review and the Government’s July announcement of legislation appointing a new regulator for safety in buildings, there is even more emphasis on building compliance from developers and contractors. Alongside this, the challenge of delivering these projects to tight deadlines remains so products that save time on site are in high demand from contractors.
With focus now on buildings being specified and completed to high safety standards, Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical – Building Solutions at REHAU outlines how contractors and specifiers can use plumbing solutions to ensure projects are fully compliant.
Steve says: “The recently updated legislation is obviously a great improvement for the safety of building occupants. However, with pressure on contractors and specifiers to complete buildings within shrinking timeframes, the industry has been calling for pipework solutions that fulfil all the requirements. Yet alongside adhering to the Class B fire rating, and meeting BS EN13501-1 directive around fire classification of construction projects and building elements, any solution must also remain quick and easy to install.”