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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

By News Feed | 31 May 2020

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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Applications for government’s £1bn fund to remove unsafe cladding open next week

By News Feed | 30 May 2020

Applications for the government’s £1bn fund to remove dangerous cladding from high-rise buildings will open on Monday. More than half a million people in England and Wales could be living in homes with unsafe cladding, analysis by industry body the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) said in February. […] Click here to view original…

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Residents of Manchester tower block who took out loans to remove cladding can’t get government funding

By News Feed | 30 May 2020

Skyline Central 1 ‘Heartbroken’ residents of a Manchester tower block forced to take out loans to fix dangerous cladding will be unable to apply for financial help from the government. A new £1 billion fund for the removal of flammable materials will not support projects that have already started, […] Click here to view original…

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Residents should not be left to pay for remedies to unsafe tower block cladding

By gecal | 30 May 2020

High-rise buildings (Babek Gadirly – Pexels) In 2015, after eight years of saving, my partner and I were finally able to buy our own home. Two happy years later, I found out that my home was wrapped in dangerous cladding, similar to that found on Grenfell Tower. Overnight, there […] Click here to view original…

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40 firefighters rescue 11 people from fire at high-rise block of flats in Birmingham

By News Feed | 28 May 2020

Firefighters have rescued nearly a dozen people from a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Birmingham. A total of 11 people have been led to safety by crews after a blaze erupted overnight in the communal area of the 14th floor of flats. Firefighters at the scene […] Click here to view original…

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Manchester Skyline residents refused access to cladding money

By News Feed | 28 May 2020

People living at Skyline tower block in Manchester said they were given no option but to take out “life-changing” loans The government has confirmed a new £1bn fund to replace dangerous cladding will not be available to people in buildings where work has already started. A condition has been […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders ‘heartbroken’ over exclusion from government cladding fund

By News Feed | 28 May 2020

Leaseholders at a Manchester block who accepted huge loans to fund the removal of their dangerous cladding have said they are “heartbroken” over their exclusion from a government fund. The Skyline Central building in Manchester (picture: Google Street View) Sharelines Residents of Skyline Central 1, which has combustible high-pressure […] Click here to view original…

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The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

By News Feed | 28 May 2020

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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Government pays £1 billion to release apartment leaseholders from cladding nightmare

By News Feed | 27 May 2020

The estimated 600,000 apartment owners who have been unable to sell their homes because they live in tower blocks over 18 metres tall fitted with unsafe cladding are to be helped with a further £1 billion in funding. A Building Safety Fund has been launched by the Ministry of […] Click here to view original…

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New £1 billion building safety fund to remove dangerous cladding from high rise buildings

By News Feed | 26 May 2020

Building owners urged to register for the government’s £1 billion fund to remove and replace unsafe non-ACM cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings. Fund takes total government funding for cladding remediation to £1.6 billion Sprinkler systems to be provided in all new blocks of high-rise residential buildings over 11 […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation of non-ACM buildings

By News Feed | 26 May 2020

In the March 2020 budget, the government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020 to 2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding system on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors. The government is now asking potential applicants […] Click here to view original…

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Residents in 344-apartment Edgbaston development are told they live in a fire death trap

By News Feed | 22 May 2020

Hemisphere apartments Residents in an Edgbaston apartment complex are appealing for help after a fire safety inspection found they were living in a deathtrap. Fire engineers reported a 100% failure rate when they examined external wall systems at Hemisphere Apartments in Edgbaston, and found that fire control systems are […] Click here to view original…