Last edited 29 Apr 2024

Hackitt review index

This article provides an index of key articles about the Hackitt review or by its full name visit the Designing Buildings article Independent review of the building regulations and fire safety.

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the then Communities Secretary The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP announced an independent review of the building regulations and fire safety, which became known as the Hackitt review. The independent review was lled by Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of EEF, the ManufacturersOrganisation (formerly the Engineering Employers' Federation) and reported jointly to the Housing Secretary and Home Secretary.

Dame Judith was Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from October 2007 to March 2016 and previously served as a Health and Safety Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in 2016 for services to health and safety and engineering and was awarded a CBE in 2006.

The announcement came as the first results of large-scale tests of building cladding systems was published, revealing that a system comprising an aluminium composite material (ACM cladding) with unmodified polyethylene filler (Cat 3) and foam insulation, had failed the test set out in building regulations guidance. This confirmed suspicions that the building regulations may not be effective.

The review looked at the current building regulations and fire safety with a focus on high-rise residential buildings, including:

The interim report into the Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published in December 2017 and Building a Safer Future, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report was published in May 2018, with a focus on higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs). The Government response to the ‘Building a Safer Futureconsultation was A reformed building safety regulatory system published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in in April 2020. The Hackitt review was the starting point for significant changes to the UK construction industry leading to the Building Safety Act and supporting regulations.

Key articles about the Hackitt review or Independent review of the building regulations and fire safety on this site include:

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