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Building and fire safety

Everything you need to know about fire safety in your home or building

Your safety is our top concern – that's 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've 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're now in the process of inspecting other homes covered by the new building safety advice.

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

£250m committed to new building safety works

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

Every year we review these 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's 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.

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Request your building's fire risk assessment

An FRA will identify potential fire hazards, evaluate their risk and recommend any control measures that the building owner needs to put in place to remove or reduce these
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Government statements on building safety

Our response to the latest Government announcements on building safety
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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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Keeping 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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Further information for leaseholders

The latest information about how new safety guidance might affect your home in some apartment blocks
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Building safety inspections

These inspections are to make sure our buildings meet the Government's new fire safety guidelines
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Building and fire safety glossary

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

Have a question?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page on building and fire safety

Coronavirus update

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

Get in touch

If you have any concerns about the safety of your building, contact our customer service centre online or by calling 0300 456 9996