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A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

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ACM remediation work to boost construction pipeline post covid-19

CIC boss Graham Watts said work will be important pipeline of business for firms Replacing Grenfell-style cladding on high-rise towers will be an important source of work for construction firms looking to bounce back from the covid-19 pandemic, according to the boss of the Construction Industry Council. Speaking as […] Click here to view original…

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Resumption update issued for Grenfell Public Inquiry in wake of consultation

THE GRENFELL Tower Public Inquiry’s consultation on how best to resume hearings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Government-enforced lockdown period has resulted in a substantial consensus in favour of limited attendance hearings in July at the earliest. On 15 June 2017, (then) Prime Minister Theresa May announced […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding still not replaced on 70% of at-risk blocks

A survey of residents living in high-rise and at-risk blocks with combustible cladding has found that 70 per cent have yet to see their buildings made safe. The poll of 1,352 people living in such buildings was carried out on behalf of MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local […] Click here to view original…

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Combustibles consultation wraps but lobbying unlikely to cool

18 minutes The consultation on the government’s proposals for the use of combustible materials in construction has now closed, leaving policy makers to weigh up the competing claims of well-funded vested interests. On the one side Big Timber is saying think again; one the other side is Big Concrete […] Click here to view original…

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New research unearths “crucial gaps” found in façade fire safety regulatory regime

The multidisciplinary team of designers, fire safety experts, regulators and researchers undertook a detailed review of the façade fire tests and classification criteria used in the UK to demonstrate the compliance of combustible façades with the Building Regulations; specifically focusing on the BS 8414 test methodology and the BR […] Click here to view original…

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£1bn 'not enough to make Greater Manchester tower blocks safe'

Grenfell Tower. Voluntary organisations filled the void left by a lack of official direction in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, a report has found.. THE government’s £1 billion fund to make high rise buildings safe from fire following the Grenfell Tower blaze in London three years ago […] Click here to view original…

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