In News BHT today, Scottish architect Peter Drummond is reported condemning the UK authorities’ plans for an internal market which would weaken the construction rules which had prevented any Grenfell tragedy here.
The full report, link below, is worth reading but these stood out for me:
- Scottish rules banning flammable cladding which remained in use in England could be in opposition to the regulation
- Architects could be unable to stipulate Scottish supplies to cut back a constructing’s carbon footprint as that could be construed as discriminating in opposition to different elements of the UK
- Loss of a Scottish compliance regime for design and building would restrict architects’ potential to specify native types of building
A more detailed explanation of how Grenfell happened and how the Scottish regulations would have prevented it is here: