Building Safety Regulator Issue Certification and Golden Thread Updates

BSR to Request Building Assessment Certificates of PAPs

April sees the BSR (Building Safety Regulator) starting to direct the Principal Accountable Persons (PAPs) to apply for their Building Assessment Certificate (BAC), who will then have 28 days to provide it.

Buildings which will be prioritised for a BAC in year 1 meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Over 50 metres high with more than 11 residential units
  • Over 30 metres to 49.99 metres high, with more than 217 residential units
  • Clad with combustible aluminium composite material
  • Large panel systems built between 1957 and 1973 with gas networks, and it is unclear if reinforcement work has been carried out

Government Issue Golden Thread Guidance Update

The Government have also made updates to the guidance for retaining the golden thread of information for higher-risk buildings

This encapsulates duties and competence requirements for design and building work under The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 and The Building (Higher-Risk Buildings Procedures) (England) Regulations 2023, when the project involves:

  • Construction of a new higher-risk building
  • Work on an existing higher-risk building, including work that causes the building to stop being a higher-risk building
  • Work on an existing building that will make it a higher-risk building

Dame Judith Hackitt’s latest blog discusses the building safety regime’s progress in becoming law as well as a call for everyone to continue working together to ensure the new regime is successful.


We will continue to learn as we move forward and we know there are challenging issues still to be addressed, but this once in a generation change is a reality.

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