Following the ‘golden thread’ – why standardised data is essential

Following the recent introduction of the UK Building Safety Bill, Antony Brophy,  Director of Business Development at Cobuilder UK, discusses why standardised data is essential for the construction sector.

In April 2022 the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent from UK parliament. The Bill, which was drawn up in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, has been put in place with the aim of enhancing regulation around building safety and construction.

Now, five years after the horrors of Grenfell, the Bill is likely to have a big impact on all areas of the industry by widening liability for building owners, developers and product manufacturers. Significantly, the Bill will introduce the requirement for a ‘golden thread’ of information to be set up before work on a building…

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