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Quick scan of #buildingsafetybill announcement

Stand by my earlier statement to @itvlondon on #Hackitt review

“It’s a bastardised wish list which may prove cost prohibative to implement”

Will be interesting to see the detail on Monday but THREAD with headline comments.
Many in the sector have known about the fire safety & building standards issues & have raised formally via professional bodies, academic & practice based outputs + petitions to @GOVUK or regional

Fig 1 major fire loss incidents

So why’s it taken @govuk decades to respond!
Immediate steps were too little too late despite warnings of #Garnockcourt #lakanal + many other fires around the globe.

Reviews occurred in @ScotGovBldgStds of primary legislation in 2003

Concept of fire and building safety life cycle isn’t a new one see paper circa 2007/8
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@firesafeFSM @RICSnews FRA is the fundamental premise of our building, fire, health, & safety regime.

Reduce process down to tick-box form, you lose complexity of fire safety in modern buildings.

EWS1 completely ignors the premise a building only has to adequately resist fire for a period of time.
@firesafeFSM @RICSnews Case 1 - New Build circa 2012

Sizeable development within @justinmadders constituency who kindly reached out to help the seller.

Building under 18m & outwith EWS1 criteria

@AskNationwide insisting on EWS1 when valuers report (+ FRA) should suffice.

@firesafeFSM @RICSnews @justinmadders @AskNationwide Case 2 new build circa 2007, had @NHBC but outwith 10yr warranties period

FRA defers housing provider to assess cladding

@AskNationwide is insisting on EWS1, building is complaint at time of construction despite #barking type cladding +misleading letter

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Lets try sth -- using large scale @Survation estimates of support from a comprehensive 20k strong poll across the UK, we can see which constituencies have swung from #Leave in 2016 to #Remain if there was a rerun of the 2016 #EUref ...a map and the 10 biggest swings to Remain
Constituency #Southampton, #Itchen
#Leave in 2016 59.96
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 42.60
Estimated swing to #Remain -17.36
#Westminster Constituency: #Kingston upon Hull North
#Leave in 2016: 59.97
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 45.15
Estimated swing to #Remain -14.82
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