Only half of high-rise tower blocks have had dangerous ACM cladding fixed

Only half of the high-rise buildings known to have highly flammable aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding have been fully fixed, according to latest government statistics. The data shows that at the end of March only 247 or 53 per cent of the 469 high-rise residential and publicly-owned buildings in […] Click here to view original…

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New cladding for tower block as £3.6m court battle rumbles on

Work is underway to replace flammable cladding at one of Ipswich’s tallest residential blocks – three years after problems were first uncovered. Scaffolding went up at the 52m-high St Francis Tower, in Franciscan Way, in March and now contractors are on site to remove the remaining cladding material – […] Click here to view original…

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Fire cladding traps Plymouth leaseholders in insurance nightmare

Leaseholders of properties in a city centre tower block are being whacked with steep insurance payments until work to remove dangerous cladding has been removed. Ocean Crescent is just one of many buildings in Plymouth to have been found with cladding that has been classified as dangerous after 2017’s […] Click here to view original…

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CLADDING LATEST: Government ‘let down landlords’ says Reform UK

Property developer and Reform UK leader Richard Tice has come up with a new warranty scheme to resolve the cladding crisis affecting thousands of landlords and tells LandlordZONE the government has ‘let down’ landlords. Nigel Farage’s successor says builders, regulators and the government should pick up the tab rather […] Click here to view original…

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Leasehold Issues for Lenders Mini-series 6: Unsafe cladding update

Print publication In March 2020 we reported on the legacy from the Grenfell tragedy that was adversely affecting leaseholders and lenders. In short, unsafe cladding and general fire safety concerns highlighted by the Grenfell Tower fire have resulted in potentially hundreds of thousands of leaseholders living in flats which […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding ban would lead to ‘mortgage crisis’

The SNP is accused of “dithering and have sat on money from the UK government which should have been used to remove unsafe cladding” Banning combustible cladding from buildings will not necessarily save lives but would fuel a “mortgage lending crisis”, the Scottish government claims. In a series of […] Click here to view original…

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