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Last updated: 27 November 2023

In September (2023), the Government announced several school closures for work to remove Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) from some school buildings.

Used from the 1950s to the 1990s as an affordable way of constructing buildings, the material offered a lighter alternative to traditional concrete. It was mostly used in public and commercial buildings, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

If you live in an older property, you may be concerned that RAAC is present in your home. You'll be pleased to know that the information we hold on our system already allows us to assess our buildings and houses.

As a precautionary measure, we have started conducting site-surveys for buildings that were constructed during this period so that we can discount the presence of RAAC.

Your safety is our top priority. While the risk of RAAC in our buildings is low, we hope these proactive measures will reassure you.

If you have any further concerns, please get in touch with us.

You can find out more about RAAC on the Government website.