Navigating the Building Safety Regime

The building safety environment has become increasingly intricate, with significant legislative changes, planned amendments, and evolving safety protocols. At Centrick, we aim to simplify building safety, making it clear, transparent, and actionable.

Since the introduction of the Building Safety Act, a series of secondary legislations have emerged, requiring the industry to adapt significantly. Compliance is essential not only for regulatory adherence but also to ensure residents live in safe homes. Ongoing guidance and extensive remediation programs, particularly to replace unsafe cladding, are critical measures to prevent tragedies like the Grenfell Tower incident in June 2017.


Connor Scherer, Associate Director of Building Safety & Compliance, explained the significance of the Building Safety Act, saying: 

“This act is groundbreaking in introducing significant reforms to enhance the rights, powers, and protections for residents and homeowners, ensuring safer homes nationwide. It provides extensive protections for qualifying leaseholders against the costs of rectifying historical building safety defects and offers a comprehensive set of measures to hold those responsible for these defects accountable. These changes collectively ensure that building owners will manage their properties better, and means that the home-building industry will have a clear and balanced framework to produce more high-quality homes. Our team are exceptionally well-versed in this change in legislation and are on-hand to assist developers, leaseholders and responsible persons as they adapt”

To help our clients, developers, resident management companies and dutyholders stay informed, team Centrick has created a free, downloadable guide to the Building Safety Regime. Inside, you’ll find comprehensive coverage of the Building Safety Act and the broader building safety regime, what impact it has on you and your residents, what you must do as a principle accountable person or responsible person and information on how to stay compliant with new and existing regulations. This is a must-read for those across the property industry.

What is the Building Safety Regime?

But first, what exactly is the Building Safety Regime, and why has it been implemented? 

Introduced in 2022, the Building Safety Act is the cornerstone of the Building Safety Regime. This Act introduces new requirements and reforms existing legislation, offering clarity on construction, maintenance, and safety protocols. It applies to all buildings, with additional stipulations for Higher-Risk Buildings, or HRBs. Transitional arrangements apply to HRBs and other buildings where initial notices or full plans were submitted to local authorities before October 1, 2023, with sufficient progress by April 6, 2024. 

The Health and Safety Executive, or HSE, has launched a Building Safety Campaign titled ‘Making Buildings Safer: Your Home, Your Safety’ to help the industry understand these new requirements. There is a particular focus on higher risk buildings throughout the campaign, which are defined as residential buildings at least 18 meters tall, with seven or more stories, containing at least two residential units, or classified as hospitals or care homes. 

Inside the Building Safety Regime Guide

Our free downloadable guide covers everything you need to know about the Building Safety Regime, why it is important, and what it means for you. Whether you’re a developer, a dutyholder or a landlord, you’ll find valuable information inside our guide, including…

Cladding and External Wall Systems: Explore EWS1 forms, external wall systems, and cladding remediation.

New Bodies: Learn about new entities such as the New Homes Ombudsman and Building Safety Regulator.

New Responsibilities: Understand the duties of dutyholders, accountable persons, developers, building owners, and landlords.

New Systems: Discover new systems like the Golden Thread of Information, Gateways for Higher-Risk Buildings, and the Building Control System.

Existing Legislation: Dive into existing laws such as the Defective Premises Act, Fire Safety Order, and Building Liability Orders.

Please note that this guide primarily covers the Act in England, with some aspects applicable to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – for more detailed information on how the Building Safety Act impacts properties outside England, please do not hesitate to contact the Building Safety team here.

Get Your Copy Of The Building Safety Regime

With fire regulations becoming increasingly complex, it’s crucial for dutyholders to stay informed and proactive. This ensures compliance and the highest level of safety for residents, requiring a commitment to continuous education and collaboration with fire safety and compliance experts. By fostering a culture of vigilance and cooperation, we can collectively enhance the safety and well-being of all occupants within our developments.

At Centrick, our dedicated Building Safety experts are here to assist you in staying compliant and keeping your residents safe. We make building safety clear, transparent, and actionable – that’s precisely why we’ve created our guide to the Building Safety Regime. 
To secure your free copy, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get your download. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of Building Safety experts.