Remediation Cladding Deadlines Missed By Majority Of ACM Buildings

Remediation Cladding Deadlines Missed By Majority Of ACM Buildings

By News Feed | 21 May 2020

The Government has conceded that deadlines to ensure all remediation work on the removal of dangerous cladding on buildings by June will not be met. Unfortunately, the recent lockdown has meant that many remediation projects were forced to halt, with many construction sites likely to have struggled regardless of […] Click here to view original…

NHS heroes stuck in cladding ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, Mayor tells MPs

NHS heroes stuck in cladding ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, Mayor tells MPs

By News Feed | 21 May 2020

The Grenfell Tower block in west London in October 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA. Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding. This was the message from Hackney’s mayor in […] Click here to view original…

Hotels uncovered: contractors locked in multi-million-pound cladding disputes | Construction News

Hotels uncovered: contractors locked in multi-million-pound cladding disputes

By News Feed | 18 May 2020

As the government looks to extend the combustible materials ban to hotels, Construction News reveals the glut of legal disputes between hotel chains and contractors already under way … Click here to view original web page at www.constructionnews.co.uk

Balfour Beatty in £800,000 cladding dispute with Travelodge | Construction News

Balfour Beatty in £800,000 cladding dispute with Travelodge

By News Feed | 18 May 2020

Hotel chain Travelodge is suing Balfour Beatty for £800,000 to fund the removal of what it says is combustible cladding on the outside of its Swansea city centre building. […] Click here to view original web page at www.constructionnews.co.uk

Government backs away from June deadline for Grenfell-style cladding removal

By News Feed | 18 May 2020

15 May digital edition of Inside Housing out now Five buildings complete cladding remediation work despite lockdown pauses London high rise undergoing cladding work hit by fire Regulator grants deadline extension to councils with safety issues Council leaders join pledge to continue vital building safety work during pandemic Leaseholders […] Click here to view original…

Government backs away from pledge to remove Grenfell-style cladding from high-rise buildings by June

Government backs away from pledge to remove Grenfell-style cladding from high-rise buildings by June

By News Feed | 18 May 2020

Some 307 high-rise towers are still awaiting the completion of remediation work as of the end of April The government has backed away from its pledge to have Grenfell-style cladding removed from tall buildings by next month, with the dangerous material remaining on hundreds of buildings. In July last […] Click here to view original…

Insurance hikes of as much as 800 per cent hit architects hard

Insurance hikes of as much as 800 per cent hit architects hard

By News Feed | 15 May 2020

Architects have called for a radical overhaul of the market for professional indemnity insurance (PII) as they grapple with soaring costs, increased paperwork and tighter restrictions on building specifications The AJ has spoken to a number of practices which have faced difficulties renewing this cover, which protects them against […] Click here to view original…

Work stopped on two thirds of cladding remediation projects

Work stopped on two thirds of cladding remediation projects

By News Feed | 15 May 2020

Work has restarted at 14% of projects Work has stopped on more than two thirds of the buildings where the remediation of ACM cladding is required, new government data has said. According to the housing ministry’s April building safety update , work was paused on 68% of projects at […] Click here to view original…

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000

By News Feed | 15 May 2020

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000 as official figures show removal of flammable material has all but stalled. […] Click here to view original web page

Over 25% of FSO prosecutions involve domestic premises

Over 25% of FSO prosecutions involve domestic premises

By News Feed | 14 May 2020

In his final article reviewing cases prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order, Fire Safety Lawyer Warren Spencer has revealed that over a quarter of all prosecutions brought under the order since 2009 involve an element of domestic living, despite the Order not being intended to apply to domestic premises. The impact of the Grenfell Tower…

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

By News Feed | 13 May 2020

Marking Firefighters Memorial Day last week (Pic: Mark Thomas and FBU) Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee last week published the findings of a survey into the progress of work […] Click here to view original…

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A message of solidarity …

By BrumLAG | 12 May 2020

A message of solidarity, from all those affected by the cladding & fire safety scandal during COVID-19 …