You pay to remove cladding, housebuilders tell government

A protest against Bellway outside a development in Manchester The UK’s biggest housebuilders have called on the government and companies responsible for dangerous cladding to share the £4 billion bill demanded by Michael Gove to fix the scandal. Executives from 20 large property developers pushed back against demands made […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell-type cladding removed from 60% of blocks

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 60% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have have been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for the rapid spread of the 2017 London fire, which led to 72 deaths. In […] Click here to view original…

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Support grows for calls to include landlords in cladding fund

More pressure is being put on the government to rethink its decision to exclude buy-to-let landlords from receiving cladding support. Communities Secretary Michael Gove revealed that landlords would not be included in the cladding remediation fund initiative; instead, funding will be targeted initially at owner-occupiers and that ‘negotiations…will explore […] Click here to view original…

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Government launches service for leaseholders to track cladding remediation

The government has launched a service which will allow leaseholders living in tower blocks to track the progress of their building’s application to the Building Safety Fund. The service is expected to speed up remediation by creating transparency and holding building owners to account. It will also allow leaseholders […] Click here to view original…

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You pay to remove cladding, housebuilders tell government

A protest against Bellway outside a development in Manchester The UK’s biggest housebuilders have called on the government and companies responsible for dangerous cladding to share the £4 billion bill demanded by Michael Gove to fix the scandal. Executives from 20 large property developers pushed back against demands made […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell-type cladding removed from 60% of blocks

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 60% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have have been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for the rapid spread of the 2017 London fire, which led to 72 deaths. In […] Click here to view original…

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Michael Gove meets developers to discuss funding for cladding work

The Communities Secretary met industry leaders to discuss how to pay for works to rectify cladding and building safety issues. Communities Secretary Michael Gove has met developers to discuss how to pay for works to rectify cladding and building safety issues. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities […] Click here to view original…

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Govt puts the squeeze on building owners over cladding remediation

previous Building safety is again under scrutiny as the Government launches a new online service that will expose building owners who are failing to take action to fix their properties. The measures are part of government action to protect leaseholders, who will also be able to use the service […] Click here to view original…

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