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Building and fire safety

Here you'll find everything you need to know about fire safety in your home or building
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Coronavirus update

We’re continuing to deliver essential fire safety works during the coronavirus outbreak

Your safety is our top concern – that is why we carry out fire risk assessments as required by law.

We make sure that fire equipment is not damaged and that there are no fire risks in the communal areas. We do this regularly to make sure our residents are safe.

We have committed £250 million to implementing the government’s new building safety advice and are a part of the Early Adopters Group, who are leading the way in developing the changes recommended in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building safety.

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, as used on Grenfell Tower, has been removed from our buildings and we are now in the process of inspecting other homes covered by the new building safety advice.

We are working with the fire authorities and local councils to make sure all fire safety requirements are met and kept up to date.

We would also like to reassure our residents that all of L&Q’s purpose-built apartment blocks:

  • received Building Control sign-off at the time of build
  • received approval from a licensed warranty provider after they were built
  • have an up-to-date fire risk assessment – we review these each year for our high-rise blocks (18 metres or above) and any recommendations are dealt with immediately or put into a programme of work to be completed as soon as possible

However it is still very important that you know what to do in the event of a fire, and how to reduce the possibility of a fire in your home or building.

£250m has been committed to building safety works

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What to do in the event of a fire

It's very important that you know what to do in the event of a fire in your home or building
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How to keep your home and building fire safe

It's very important that you know how to reduce the possibility of a fire in your home or building
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The London Fire Brigade booklet

Taking a few simple precautions can help prevent fires from happening and make you and your home a lot safer
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Building safety inspections

We're carrying out inspections to make sure that our buildings meet the government's new fire safety guidelines
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Further information for leaseholders

Information for leaseholder's about how new safety guidance might affect your home in some apartment blocks
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Building and fire safety glossary of terms

Familiarise yourself with a list of terms often heard when discussing fire safety and know what they mean

Have a question?

Visit our help and advice pages on building and fire safety
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If you have any concerns about the safety of your building, please contact our customer service centre as soon as possible
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