Leaseholders in high-rise buildings hit with huge insurance premiums post-Grenfell

Leaseholders in high-rise buildings hit with huge insurance premiums post-Grenfell

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

With the government pushing the full cost of building safety works on to leaseholders, further problems have surfaced for residents and the insurance industry, as lines such as professional indemnity fail to deliver the services that society requires of it Leasehold residents in high-rise buildings have been impacted financially […]Click here to view original web…

Safety review of Woking flats confirms elderly residents could be trapped if fire breaks out

Safety review of Woking flats confirms elderly residents could be trapped if fire breaks out

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Rob Burberry, one of the residents who lives on the sixth floor Residents living in fear of a major fire at their block of flats have had the worst confirmed following a safety review by the council – if a fire does break out, some elderly occupants could be […] Click here to view original…

Proposed new law causes 'enormous alarm' for people in Leeds high rise blocks with dangerous cladding

Proposed new law causes ‘enormous alarm’ for people in Leeds high rise blocks with dangerous cladding

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

In December, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service revealed that flammable cladding was in place on 10 privately-owned tower blocks across Leeds [stock image] A draft bill that could soon become law is causing “enormous alarm and distress” for people living in high-rise apartment blocks covered in flammable cladding. […] Click here to view original…

Up to ten Southwark buildings still have Grenfell-style cladding three years on from disaster

Up to ten Southwark buildings still have Grenfell-style cladding three years on from disaster

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Buildings across the country still have ACM cladding on them three years after the Grenfell fire Image: housing stock / credit: Marcbela As many as ten Southwark buildings still have Grenfell-style cladding more than three years on from the disaster which killed 72 people. According to the latest Government […] Click here to view original…

Ten weeks that shook the housing market

Ten weeks that shook the housing market

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

We went into lockdown with one housing market and came out of it with quite another. Joey Gardiner reports on what the pandemic means for developers of high-rise housing The impact of the coronavirus crisis on the housing market is a much-contested issue at the moment. Estate agents point […] Click here to view original…

Nearly 250 buildings in England are STILL covered in flammable cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower more than three years after blaze killed 72 people, government figures reveal

Nearly 250 buildings in England are STILL covered in flammable cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower more than three years after blaze killed 72 people, government figures reveal

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

More than 240 buildings in England are still at least part-covered in flammable cladding similar to that which was wrapped around Grenfell Tower. Government figures found a total of 246 high-rise buildings still have aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on them in some capacity, more than three years after […] Click here to view original…

Mansfield residents' fears over cladding at flat block

Mansfield residents’ fears over cladding at flat block

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

St Crispins Court was constructed in 2014 on the site of the old Shoe Co building, and is currently under 24-hour surveillance after the discovery that material cladding the building was flammable – meaning a small apartment fire could potentially cause catastrophic damage and risk to life. The country […] Click here to view original…

The Cube: Bolton student flats blaze evacuation 'saved many lives'

The Cube: Bolton student flats blaze evacuation ‘saved many lives’

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Media captionFootage captures the moment flames engulf student flats The immediate evacuation of a student tower block “saved many lives” after cladding failed to stop the spread of a serious fire, a report has found. More than 200 people were inside The Cube in Bolton when the fire started […] Click here to view original…

Rendall & Rittner to manage recladding of Sheffield’s Metis Apartments

Rendall & Rittner to manage recladding of Sheffield’s Metis Apartments

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Managing agent Rendall & Rittner has been appointed to manage the recladding of Metis Apartments in Scotland Street, Sheffield The block of 122 Metis Apartments in Scotland Street and five commercial units contains Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding similar to the Grenfell Tower , which is due to be […] Click here to view original…

Thunderer: Flat-owners stuck without a solution to cladding issue

Thunderer: Flat-owners stuck without a solution to cladding issue

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

The Scottish property market has exuded confidence in its own ability to bounce back after its enforced Covid-19 lockdown. But it is not a resurgence of the pandemic that could put this recovery in peril. Tens of thousands of flat-owners in modern high-rises throughout Scotland’s biggest cities are sitting […] Click here to view original…