Warranty Position Regulatory Position and Guidance Exemptions Does B4 still apply?
Green indicates we consider our position best practice and not in dispute Grey items cover the December 2018 Amendments, Approved Documents and MHCLG's own FAQs and advice notes Green indicates that the item IS exempt from Regulation 7(2), in accordance with Regulation 7(3) Green indicates that B4 still applies, and refers to relevant parts
Yellow indicates our position has the potential to be subjective   Red indicates that the item is NOT exempt. Refer to Regulation 7(3) Red shows that B4 no longer applies


Warranty Position

Brise Soliel is no longer a specified attachment.

"2(6)(b)(ii) a device for reducing heat gain within a building by deflecting sunlight which is attached to an external wall" - now removed from the regulation amendments.

Refer to MHCLG Circular letter, 11 December 2019 has removed B)ii) from the list of specified attachments.

It is. however, proposed in Section 6 of the MHCLG January 2020 consultation on the Review of the ban on combustible materials that Brise Soliel should achieve combustibility class A2-s1, d0 or A1.

Requirement: Currently, Brise Soliel should be considered in accordance with B4-(1). If the consultation proposal is approved then Brise Soliel will need to be constructed from materials which achieve combustibility class A2-s1, d0, or better, unless any elements are exempt within 7(3).

Is the position indisputable? Yes.

December 2018 Amendment

Reference: Please refer to Warranty Position notes.

Reference titles: "Specified attachment" means - see guidance notes.

Approved Document

Reference title(s): Section B4

References: External fire spread:
- Section 10.5
External surfaces
- Section 10.6
Materials and products
- Section 10.9
- Section 10.10
Defining 'relevant' buildings

Appendix A: Key terms *External wall

MHCLG FAQS / Advice Notes

Reference: None

Reference title(s): None


Is the item exempt from Regulation 7(2), in accordance with Regulation 7(3)?: Item currently does not have to comply with Regulation 7(2).

Reference: None.

Statement: None.

If exempt, are there any restrictions on the use of the system, component or material given in the guidance in ADB vol 2? N/A.

Does B4 still apply?

Yes: Reference: B4-(1)

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