1 October 2020

IOM3 submits evidence as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill

IOM3 has submitted evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill.

The Draft Building Safety Bill was published on 20 July 2020 and will, according to the Secretary of State, 'deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years and make residents safer in their homes.' The draft Building Safety Bill takes forward the Government’s commitment to fundamental reform of the building safety system and gives effect to policies set out in the Building a Safer Future consultation response, published in April 2020. This detailed how the Government intends to deliver the principles and recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is undertaking detailed examination of the draft Bill to assess its policy objectives, key provisions and likely impact against its aims in five key areas set out in the Government's consultation: accountability; residents' voice; enforcement and sanctions; product testing and the regulatory system.

To view the full inquiry, including published written and oral evidence, please see link below:


You can see the full response by IOM3 below. Thanks to contributions from IOM3 Wood Technology Society and Construction Materials Group. 

IOM3 will be responding to the fire safety consultation which was published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill and is part of the government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay or work and to deliver key Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations. To share your expertise and feed into the IOM3 response, please contact [email protected].

IOM3 Evidence Draft Building Safety Bill.pdf