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How to ensure compliant ventilation in Scotland’s high-rise buildings

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, a review of fire safety in multi-storey buildings in Scotland was undertaken by the Ministerial Working Group.  Recommendations in the review resulted in updates to the Building Standards Technical Handbooks in 2019. From October 2019, the Technical Handbooks specify external wall systems on all hospitals and care homes of [...]
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Rytons Rytweep®: Plastic vs. A1 Fire-rated

Weep hole ducts are a staple requirement of any brick build, from houses to multi-storey apartment projects.  Every year millions of Rytons concealed Rytweep® are used by house builders, bricklayers and contractors nationwide, making them an industry favourite.  But with ALL plastic weeps banned from use in relevant multi-storey buildings 18m high or more (11m [...]
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Fire Safety and A1 Fire-rated Ducting Explained

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the government commissioned an independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety.  Recommendations in the report quickly resulted in changes to regulations banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of relevant buildings above 18m (11m in Scotland). Consequently, since December 2018, all materials or products [...]
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Housing Secretary Outlines Plans to Reduce Multi-storey Building Threshold to 11m

NEWS: On Monday (20 January 2020), Robert Jenrick, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, delivered his update on the Building Safety Programme. With regards to the ban on the use of flammable materials, the Housing Secretary told the House of Commons “We banned the use of combustible materials in the external walls [...]
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Rytons Galvanised Steel Grilles Satisfy the Need for Non-combustible Vents

Since the update to Regulation 7(2) banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of relevant buildings above 18m*, the availability and choice of construction materials suitable for use in high-rise developments has been severely reduced. To satisfy industry requirements for non-combustible ventilation grilles, Rytons has developed a tailor-made range of galvanised steel [...]
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