Changing the building safety culture

David Thomas -barratt

Rebuilding loss of trust following Grenfell is crucial for the construction sector and signing up to the non-profit Building A Safer Future’s charter is a good step towards this, writes David Thomas

There is no more important priority for the construction sector than ensuring whatever it builds is safe.

Since the appalling Grenfell fire disaster there has been a lot of debate as to what needs to improve to ensure the construction industry has building safety at the top of its agenda.

 irstly, the building industry must fix past problems. We have always been very clear that we do not believe people should pay for any necessary remediation work to fix legacy building safety issues caused by the design, construction of refurbishment of their buildings. This is why we have provided nearly £400m to our building safety pledge last year and established a dedicated building safety unit to manage our building safety remediation programme.

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