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* 1. Respondent Details

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* 2. Please confirm whether you are replying as an individual or submitting an official response on behalf of an organisation.

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* 3. Please indicate whether you are applying to this consultation as:

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* 4. Question 3a – Do you agree that hotels, hostels and boarding houses should be included in the definition of relevant buildings in Regulation 7(4)?

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* 5. Question 3a cont. - Please provide evidence to support your answer.

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* 6. Question 3b - Should any other building types be included within the scope of the ban?

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* 7. Question 3b cont. - Please provide details and evidence to support your answer.

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* 8. Question 4a - Do you agree that the height threshold of the ban should be reduced to at least 11m and above?

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* 9. Question 4b - Is there another lower height threshold that should be considered? Please provide evidence.

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* 10. Question 4c - Do you agree that an appropriate research project regarding building risk should be carried out to inform further review of the scope of the ban?

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* 11. Question 4d - Please suggest the type of evidence you consider should be included in further review of the height threshold of the ban.

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* 12. Question 4e - Please provide any evidence you believe should be considered in further review of the height threshold of the ban.

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* 13. Question 5a - Do you agree that metal composite panels with a polyethylene core should be banned from being used in external wall construction of any building regardless of height or purpose?

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* 14. Question 5b - If no, why not? Please provide evidence to support your answer.

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* 15. Question 5c - If their use was to be restricted, do you agree with the proposed definition?

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* 16. Question 5c cont. - Please provide evidence to support your answer.

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* 17. Question 6a - Which components, if any, do you consider should be included in the list of specified attachments in Regulation 2(b) and why?

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* 18. Question 6b - Do you agree with the proposed definition of solar shading products?

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* 19. Question 6b cont. - If no, what other definition would you propose and why?

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* 20. Question 6c - Do you agree that solar shading products need to achieve Class A2-s1, d0 or A1 in line with the requirements of the Building (amendment) Regulations 2018?

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* 21. Question 6d - Do you agree that retractable awnings fitted to the ground storey should be exempted?

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* 22. Question 6d cont. - If yes, what restrictions, if any, should be placed on these?

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* 23. Question 7a - Which components, if any, do you consider should no longer be included in the list of exemptions in Regulation 7(3) and why?

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* 24. Question 7b - Which additional components, if any, should be included on the list of exemptions in Regulation 7(3) and why?

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* 25. Question 8a - Do you agree that cavity trays should, by temporary relaxation for 18 months, be exempted from the requirements of Regulation 6(3) and 7(2)?

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* 26. Question 8b - If yes, what if any conditions should be imposed on their use?

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* 27. Question 9a - Do you agree that laminated glass in balcony construction should continue to have to achieve A2-s1, d0 classification or A1?

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* 28. Question 9b - Please provide evidence to support your answer where possible and discuss specific materials or products.

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* 29. Question 10a - Do you agree that additional clarification in Approved Document B, that roofing membranes are not required to achieve A2-s1,d0 classification or higher when used as part of a roof connecting to an external wall, is not required?

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* 30. Question 10b - If no, please provide an explanation with evidence to support your answer where possible and discuss specific materials or products.

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* 31. Question 11a - Do you agree with the proposal of expanding the exemption of the use of water proofing and insulation material from below ground level to up to 250 mm above ground level?

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* 32. Question 11b - If yes, what other requirements should be imposed on their use if any?

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* 33. Question 12a - Do you agree with the proposed expansion of classifications required for materials used horizontally to include Class A2fl-s1 and Class A1fl?

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* 34. Question 12b - If no, please explain why and provide evidence where possible.

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* 35. Question 13a - Do you agree that Regulations 6(3) and 7(2) should be amended to reference the current BS EN 13501-1 standard?

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* 36. Question 13b - If not, please explain why.

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* 37. Question 14a - Please provide any additional evidence on costs, risks and benefits which should be considered in an assessment of impacts of this consultation.

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* 38. Question 14b - Are you aware of any particular equalities impacts for these proposals? How could any adverse impact be reduced and are there any ways we could better advance equality of opportunity or foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not? Please provide evidence to support your response.

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