Scotland to increase high rise safety legislation in wake of Grenfell

Scottish Construction Now reported today that Scotland is to increase high rise safety legislation next year in the wake of Grenfell.

The inclusion of sound alerts for evacuation in high rise buildings and extending the mandatory installation of sprinklers in new flats are among a raft of new safety measures to be introduced next year in Scotland.

Also, the new building standards legislation will also reduce the height from 18m to 11m and extend the range of new buildings for the use of non-combustible cladding.

Read more at Scottish Construction Now.