‘Critical’ fire safety requirements ignore
Mohammed Saleem, a builder from Bedford, has pleaded guilty at Luton Magistrates Court for breaching regulations and not complying with critical fire safety requirements.
The court ordered Mohammad to pay legal costs totalling £13,700 for the breaches on the office space he was converting into flats.
Councillor Colleen Atkins, portfolio holder for community safety and regulatory services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “This conviction confirms the seriousness with which we take failure to comply with building regulations.
“Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings.
“The council will continue to take action against people undertaking unauthorised work or sub-standard work in the borough which poses a risk to occupants and the public.”