Is aerated concrete likely to be prevalent in social housing?
A hot topic in the news at the moment is the recent closure behind 100’s of schools being an issue with a type of lightweight concrete that has been used in the buildings. Having the right building safety regulations in place and ensuring these are up to date is crucial for any business in the housing industry and our bespoke recruitment service can help you to ensure you have the right staff in place to fulfil contract, interim and permanent roles.
In Housing Today, they discuss this topic and reveal how “[c]onsultants have warned that the panels made from Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, better known as RAAC, may have been used in social housing built in the 1950s to 1970s.” However, “[s]o far there have been no reported incidents of any RAAC failures in residential buildings. [Nevertheless], the Local Government Association has advised members to check whether any buildings in their estates have RAAC.”
An RSH spokesperson in the article concludes how, they “…expect social landlords to understand the condition of their buildings, take action where they find problems, and communicate effectively with tenants where necessary. Any social landlord with concerns about RAAC should seek specialist advice.”
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To read the full article, please visit: RAAC ‘not widespread in social housing’ says regulator | News | Housing Today