Digitally store and access your building’s fire and structural safety information – historic and future

What is The Golden Thread?

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Dame Judith Hackitt, in her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety report, called for changes to the building management control process and new information management requirements, recommending a “Golden Thread of information” for buildings.

The golden thread is a digitally held set of information designed to ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time.

The Independent Review describes how this requirement will “enable future building owners to better manage their buildings safely”, which will “underpin more effective safety management”.

Dutyholders will need to keep the golden thread of information up-to-date and accurate to comply with fire and safety regulations.

Specific documents, data and information relating to fire and structural safety building information will need to be held according to specific standards.

The Government’s proposed Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill contain a wide range of changes to law covering building safety, including the “Golden Thread of information”.

To support clients with the changes and forthcoming requirements we have constructed a future-proofed platform.

INDIGO Golden Thread Solution

The process of storing and managing information, and staying compliant with requirements related to the golden thread, without a purpose-made system, will likely be complex and time-consuming for many organisations.

Cardinus’ INDIGO Golden Thread Solution supports dutyholders by providing a live, digital platform, to capture and preserve required information. This allows building owners to more easily keep information up-to-date, accurate and accessible.

Furthermore, INDIGO enables the scheduling of fire risk assessments, among other surveys, and the management of risk improvements from the same platform. This ensures that you can not only maintain your golden thread data but actively manage your compliance risks as well.

INDIGO digital data management capabilities:

  • Record building designs, structural information, changes in occupation and use, fire safety data and more against your properties
  • Enable scheduling of fire and other risk assessments , the management of fire and other risk improvements
  • Add third-party reports and set future survey dates as required
  • View complete audit trail
  • Access various reporting tools to record general information of the building and compliance, including:
    • All property records
    • Next survey dates, including reports secured from third parties
    • All risk improvements and their status
    • All Reinstatement Cost Assessment details


Cardinus has been supporting the residential property market for over 12 years, providing thousands of fire, health and safety and insurance reinstatement cost assessments each year. 85% of the work we do is in the residential sector, and INDIGO, developed specifically for the residential property market, already holds the data on over 25,000 developments.


Our software is already used to provide risk assessments on over 25,000 residential sites and over 8,000 risk assessments annually. INDIGO is purpose built to interactively work with Managing Agents and Owners to provide a safer living environment on their sites.

We’re committed to the highest data security and have been awarded the ISO 27001 for information security, along with Cyber Essentials accreditation. All data is stored by Rackspace in dedicated UK data centres.

For more information on our INDIGO Golden Thread solution for your portfolio please contact us on [email protected] quoting Golden Thread or call 020 7469 0262 (ask for Jamie Truscott or Steve Johnson).


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