NFRC SAFETY ALERT -CLASP Buildings and their Increased Fire Risk

A recent roof fire which destroyed a school in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire has highlighted concern of the fire performance of lightweight system-built schools, particularly in CLASP1 schools.

CLASP (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) ran from the 1950s until the 1980s with the purpose of developing a method of building, which did not rely on traditional building skills, to provide fast and efficient permanent buildings. System buildings are particularly widespread throughout the public sector, the majority of them are school buildings.

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