Legislation to extend ban on combustible cladding materials for buildings is moving towards adoption in the UK. The proposal expected to be scheduled in Parliament this autumn includes reducing the height of buildings concerned from 18 m to 11 m, extending building types covered (to include hotels and similar), banning the use of metal composite materials with polyethylene core in all buildings (irrespective of height), including shading products (e.g. blinds, shutters), modifying the list of exemptions and adding to the accepted performance requirements (EN 13501-1:2018 A2fl-s1 and A1fl). Industry has questioned the feasibility of applying standards intended for cladding to moveable blinds and other elements.
“Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings” https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-ban-on-the-use-of-combustible-materials-in-and-on-the-external-walls-of-buildings