Guidance on the Issue of Cladding and External Wall Construction in Fire Risk Assessments for Multi-Occupied Residential Premises

This Guidance Note has been prepared by a Special Interest Group(SIG), comprising representatives of FIA member companies, other invited experts in the practice of fire risk assessment in housing premises, and an observer from the National Fire Chiefs Council.Members of the SIG represent companies that carry out, in total, […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders launch legal battle against government over ‘unlawful’ exclusion from £1bn Building Safety Fund

Manchester leaseholders have launched a legal challenge against the government after they were blocked from the £1bn Building Safety Fund because they had already committed money to remediate dangerous cladding, Inside Housing can reveal. The Skyline Central building in Manchester Sharelines In pre-action protocol letter sent to housing secretary […] Click here to view original…

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Committee challenges Government to end cladding nightmare

Ahead of the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire there are still 2,000 high risk residential buildings with some form of dangerous cladding. The consequences for home owners have been devastating, with properties becoming unmortgageable and unsellable. Many residents continue to pay hundreds of pounds a month for […] Click here to view original…

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ABI Comment on MHCLG announcements on building safety

Following the announcement by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, of changes to the Approved Document B to extend the provision of sprinklers in new residential buildings over 11m in height, James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy, commented; “We welcome the Government’s update to Approved Document […] Click here to view original…

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