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Cladding crisis: London Assembly votes to introduce Building Safety Crisis support hub

By News Feed | 27 January 2022

Londoners affected by the building safety crisis are to receive additional support following an amendment to the Mayor of London’s draft GLA budget for the upcoming financial year. On Wednesday afternoon, members of the London Assembly agreed a formal amendment to the mayor’s draft budget that called for the […]Click here to view original web…

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Diary Week 61: ‘Mistakes are meant for learning, not repeating’

By News Feed | 26 January 2022

‘This is going to go badly pear-shaped’: what will PAS 9980 mean for the building safety crisis? Residents successfully challenge waking watch notice in ‘first of its kind’ judgement Grenfell survivors call for ‘duty of candour’ and national body to oversee inquiry response January 2022 digital edition of Inside […] Click here to view original…

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My kids have to wear dressing gowns, woolly hats and mittens all day to keep warm in our freezing flat

By News Feed | 26 January 2022

MUMS are putting kids in dressing gowns, mittens, and woolly hats to stay warm after cladding was removed from their tower block. Families say energy bills have soared and now they can’t afford to turn the heating up past 11C and rarely switch on the lights. Jane is forced […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Diary Week 61: ‘Mistakes are meant for learning, not repeating’

By News Feed | 26 January 2022

‘This is going to go badly pear-shaped’: what will PAS 9980 mean for the building safety crisis? Residents successfully challenge waking watch notice in ‘first of its kind’ judgement Grenfell survivors call for ‘duty of candour’ and national body to oversee inquiry response January 2022 digital edition of Inside […] Click here to view original…

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Mum and kids forced to wear dressing gowns and gloves in ‘freezing’ tower block

By News Feed | 26 January 2022

Jane, with her two children, says the family has to wear dressing gowns and mittens to stay warm Residents of a tower block stripped of its cladding in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy say they are “freezing” and are forced to wear dressing gowns to keep warm. Jane, […] Click here to view original…

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‘This is not a life’: The tower block where they put foil behind the radiators and wear dressing gowns all day to keep warm

By News Feed | 26 January 2022

Residents stay wrapped up all day Sam* is 10 months old. He spends most of his days wrapped up in mittens and a woolly hat. He’s at home all day. His older sister, Natasha, is three years old. She’s in a dressing gown. So is their mum, Jane. For […] Click here to view original…

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Michael Gove meets developers to discuss funding for cladding work

By News Feed | 25 January 2022

A general view of Grenfell Tower 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 (DLUHC) said Mr Gove spoke to senior executives from some of the UK’s biggest […] Click here to view original…

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Court of Appeal rules on amendments to cladding claim

By News Feed | 25 January 2022

The owner of high-rise towers fitted with combustible cladding can amend its claim outside the limitation period to challenge issues raised in a pleaded defence, the Court of Appeal has said in a judgment which could have wider implications for the construction industry. Martlet Homes discovered ‘major fire safety […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding providers warned by Gove

By News Feed | 25 January 2022

A protest against building and cladding companies at Parliament Square. Cladding and insulation groups had an “unquestionable responsibility” to contribute towards replacing unsafe products, Michael Gove said Michael Gove warned cladding manufacturers yesterday that that he would target them as well as developers in an attempt to fix the […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding and Insulation Makers Fall After U.K. Minister Threatens Trading Ban

By News Feed | 25 January 2022

(Bloomberg) — Kingspan Group Plc fell to the lowest level in six months after the U.K. government threatened a trading ban on manufacturers of cladding and insulation if they refuse to pay to fix homes at risk of fire. Compagnie De Saint Gobain, which owns building and construction company […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding and Insulation Makers Fall After U.K. Minister Threatens Trading Ban

By News Feed | 24 January 2022

Unburned lower floors with untouched cladding in tact and the burnt out upper floors of London’s Grenfell Tower, June 18, 2017. Kingspan Group Plc fell to the lowest level in six months after the U.K. government threatened a trading ban on manufacturers of cladding and insulation if they refuse […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding suppliers shares tumble after Gove threat on remediation costs

By News Feed | 24 January 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Supporters of leasehold reform campaign groups hold placards as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament, in Parliament Square on September 16, 2021 in London, England. Leasehold residents are calling for changes to the law regarding payments for the removal of unsafe cladding from […] Click here to view original…