fire safety

Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues.

Taylor Wimpey has £125m in its own fund, while Persimmon and Barratt Developments are allocating £75m and £56m respectively.

Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey, Pete Redfern, said the fund would not cover the cost of temporary safety measures, such as fire patrols.

The Government recently pledged a commitment to measures like fire patrols via its £30m Waking Watch fund.

The Waking Watch fund will provide funds for fire alarm systems to replace patrols.