Golden thread contents (in occupation)

Closed 12 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Jul 2022


This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the information and documents that have to be stored in the golden thread (the contents of the golden thread).

The golden thread is a key part of the new, more stringent building safety regime. Having a golden thread of accurate and up to date information will enable the people responsible for a building to manage it in a way that ensures the safety of residents and those working in the building or in the surrounding area.

This consultation section focuses on the contents of the golden thread for occupied buildings. This means the information and documents to be stored in the golden thread. There is a separate consultation section focusing on how the information in the golden thread in-occupation is managed and stored.There is also a separate consultation section on the golden thread in design, construction and refurbishment in the consultation on the proposed changes to building regulations - here.

The golden thread will enable the right people at the right time to have information they need to support building safety. Managing this information is a key part of the golden thread to ensure that people can trust that the information is accurate and up to date. It also means that the people who need the information to ensure that a building is safe can access and share this information as required.