Who should read this… Anyone owning, managing, maintaining or living in domestic residential apartment flats in England.

The NFCC says:

What does the Fire Safety Act do? 

The Act clarifies that where a building contains two or more sets of domestic premises, the Fire Safety Order applies to: 

  • the building’s structure and external walls (including windows, balconies, cladding, insulation and fixings) and any common parts 
  • all doors between domestic premises and common parts such as flat entrance doors (or any other relevant door) 

Which parts of the UK do these changes apply to? 

The Act applies to England and Wales. However, the Regulations only apply to England. 


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