Telford Homes is dedicated to a positive health and safety culture. This is underpinned by up-to-date policies, procedures, legal registers, risk assessments, appropriate precautionary control measures and adherence of all relevant building regulations at the time of construction.
Following the announcement made in January 2022 in the House of Commons by the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), we signed the Government’s pledge to address the necessary life critical fire safety issues in buildings over 11 metres that we have developed over the past 30 years.
The pledge agrees with the principle that leaseholders should not have to pay for any costs associated with life-critical fire safety remediation/mitigation work arising from the design, construction or refurbishment of the buildings that they live in.
Telford Homes have set up a new Building Safety Department, whose purpose is to revisit every building over 11 metres high that we have constructed, and assess for life-critical fire safety issues under the latest PAS 9980 guidance issued by the DLUHC.
Telford Homes will cover the cost of complying with the pledge from our own resources and will seek to recover from third parties where possible. If any issues are found, then the Building Safety Department will oversee the related mitigation and/or remediation works.
As a responsible business, Telford Homes recognises the industry’s responsibility to leaseholders and will align with equitable, final Governmental law and industry code to deal with any issues as efficiently and quickly as possible.
The Building Safety Pledge letter can be found here.