Summary of the new Gateway 2 requirements coming into force in October 2023

What is Gateway 2? Following the Hackitt report, the government announced a number of changes to the Building Control process including:  Gateway 1: Planning Application  Gateway 2: New Building Control Application process  Gateway 3: Completion Gateway 1 The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A Applications) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 ( explains [...]

What are the new fire regulations?

The newest fire regulations to be implemented are the FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS (England) 2022 which come into force on 23rd January 2023.  These are new legal requirements which apply to all high-rise residential buildings .  Following publication of the Fire Safety Act, paving the way, the regulations are being laid under article 24 of the […]

Aluminium Decking Explained

Recent changes to the building regulations Part B (Fire Safety) There are three approaches permissible to meet Part B of the Building Regulations: Approved Document B suitable for single dwellings and simple construction Advanced Approach whereby BS 9999: 2017 is used and provides a more technical structure, allowing risk-based principles to be applied to the […]

What is the Golden Thread?

Following the tragic events of Grenfell, Dame Judith Hackitt chaired the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.  During the review it was found that, it was common for an Architect to write a specification that would describe the performance and aesthetics desired, and so may call for example: “non-combustible decking, to approved sample, […]

The Building Safety Bill Achieves Royal Assent

The Building Safety Bill has now become the Building Safety Act from today. This Building Safety Act, compliments the Fire Safety Act, paving the way for update fire safety regulations. This is the culmination of months of debate in parliament. Balconies on high-rise buildings were a topical subject of the debate in the house of […]

Blazeboard are proud to announce our exclusive partnership with MyDek.

Blazeboard are proud to announce our exclusive partnership with MyDek.  MyDek are the dominant force in supply of non-combustible decking systems, with their class leading aluminium decking products and superb support systems.  We are proud to add Blazeboard products to the MyDek range which will now be sold under the new Luxura brand.  As experts […]

Blazeboard non-combustible decking unveils a secret fixing system

Having ticked all the regulatory boxes for high-rise residential use with flying colors: CE marked (UKCA mark on its way) Third party certified A2,s1-d0 non-combustible Durability tested Slip resistance PTV 36+ in ALL directions in wet and dry One of the unique advantages of Blazeboard has always been that it could be cut and shaped [...]

What is Blazeboard?

In this article we are going to be explaining what blazeboard is why you should choose it for your decking. Over the last few decades blazeboard has become increasingly popular in the United Kingdom and there are many talented craftsperson’s out there who master in creating you the best-looking blazeboard balcony decking. A little information [...]

Why You Should Choose Our Non-combustible Decking

As Blazeboard is the number one choice in the United Kingdom for non combustible decking, you can imagine that is it high time that we talk about the benefits of non-combustible decking. Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of non-combustible decking but the type we wish to talk more about today is [...]

Does EWS1 affect Balconies?

Following a number of advice notes regarding flammable cladding, the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Advice Note 21 was published to address issues with balcony decking.  This was released after a residential fire in Barking in June 2019 where timber balcony decking for highrise were a substantial factor in the spread of [...]

A report by The London Fire Brigade

In its latest report on the New Providence Wharf Fire , The London Fire Brigade has again highlighted the importance of ensuring that balconies are constructed wholly from materials of limited combustibility. Whilst some buildings may have been assessed and it may have been decided that combustible materials are not to be replaced on balconies. […]