Design and Materials of External Walls

Design and materials of external walls

Regulation 5 of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 require responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings to prepare a record of the design of the external walls and share it with the fire and rescue service. The purpose of providing this information is to assist with operational pre-planning and to provide information that will be of value to responding crews at the time of a fire. 

As well as providing details of the materials used in the wall construction, responsible persons will also be required to provide information on the level of risk of fire spread that the external wall structure poses, and any steps that have been taken to mitigate these risks. 

Please note in addition to uploading below, details that reflect a significant change such as a change in evacuation strategy or rapid fire growth of an external wall element should also be sent to the fire safety inbox and contact made with the Fire Safety Department to discuss.