Minister tells Arconic bosses to ‘step up’ and appear before Grenfell Inquiry

Minister tells Arconic bosses to ‘step up’ and appear before Grenfell Inquiry

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Bosses at the company which made the cladding panels for Grenfell Tower are refusing to appear before the inquiry Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Grenfell Inquiry: Another uncomfortable week for Kingspan

Grenfell Inquiry: Another uncomfortable week for Kingspan

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Further details emerge of insulation giant’s efforts to convince construction industry Kooltherm K15 was safe for high-rise use Leading insulation manufacturer Kingspan spent a second week in the spotlight at the public inquiry probing the background to the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives in 2017. Current and […] Click here to view original…

Cladding residents in West of England face bill hike after Grenfell

Cladding residents in West of England face bill hike after Grenfell

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

image captionThe Waverley, on Bristol’s harbourside, has “defective” cladding Residents in apartments across the region face high bills to replace defective cladding. Some leaseholders may have to pay tens of thousands of pounds if they do not qualify for a government bail-out fund. Many are already facing hikes in […] Click here to view original…

No guarantees for leaseholders over cladding removal costs

No guarantees for leaseholders over cladding removal costs

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Ministers have said they cannot rule out leaseholders in England having to meet some of the costs of removing flammable cladding from their homes. While £1.6bn had been made available, Chris Pincher told MPs the government would not write an “open cheque”. It was up to developers and building […] Click here to view original…

Kingspan claims about suitability of its insulation for high rises 'a house of cards', inquiry hears

Kingspan claims about suitability of its insulation for high rises ‘a house of cards’, inquiry hears

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Kingspan’s assertion that its combustible insulation product could be used on high rise buildings was a “house of cards” based on a single 2005 test which has now been withdrawn, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard today. Tony Millichap gives evidence to the inquiry (picture: Grenfell Tower Inquiry) Sharelines Tony […] Click here to view original…

"Building owners and premises management fully responsible for fire safety of buildings" urges Government

“Building owners and premises management fully responsible for fire safety of buildings” urges Government

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

SPEAKING IN the House of Commons, Apsana Begum (Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse) has asked Robert Jenrick (the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government) “whether he plans to provide funding for remedial work to buildings which do not comply with fire safety regulations, but do […] Click here to view original…

Ealing MP challenges PM to change rules for cladding victims

Ealing MP challenges PM to change rules for cladding victims

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Making her point: Rupa Huq at PMQs in the Commons EALING Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq has demanded answers from the Prime Minister on the “living nightmare” for residents trying to get a safety validation for the tower blocks in which they live. At Prime Minister’s Questions, she […] Click here to view original…

Fire safety bill risks ‘fuelling the cladding crisis’

Fire safety bill risks ‘fuelling the cladding crisis’

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

©John Gomez The government’s flagship law intended to avoid another Grenfell-type tragedy is at danger of worsening the cladding crisis that has paralysed parts of the UK housing market, warns managing director at Ringley The Fire Safety Bill will require all the fire safety provisions of a building, how […] Click here to view original…

‘They knew what they were doing was dangerous’

‘They knew what they were doing was dangerous’

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

SEVENTY-TWO men, women and children died on June 14 2017 in the Grenfell fire disaster. On August 15 2017, the Grenfell inquiry was set up to understand the circumstances around the fire. The Metropolitan Police opened one of the largest investigations into allegations of corporate crime. Grenfell Tower was […] Click here to view original…

Grenfell Tower Cladding Supply Company Cash In £123million Shares

Grenfell Tower Cladding Supply Company Cash In £123million Shares

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Grenfell Tower Cladding Supply Company Cash In £123million Shares. image: Twitter GRENFELL TOWER Cladding Supply Company Cash In £123million Shares since the fire Bosses and directors of Kingspan, the company that sold the ill-fated cladding materials allegedly responsible for the Grenfell Tower disaster, reportedly cashed in £123million of shares […] Click here to view original…

Government’s solution to cladding scandal: just take out a second loan

Government’s solution to cladding scandal: just take out a second loan

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Trafalgar House is owned by Michael Wade Hundreds of thousands of flat owners could be forced to take on 30-year loans akin to a second mortgage to fix fire safety defects. Campaigners fear government proposals would leave leaseholders in negative equity — hitting “those who can least afford it […] Click here to view original…

Health chiefs insist flammable Grenfell cladding 'no risk' at Scotland's super-hospital as 'deliberate deceit' over safety is exposed

Health chiefs insist flammable Grenfell cladding ‘no risk’ at Scotland’s super-hospital as ‘deliberate deceit’ over safety is exposed

By News Feed | 9 January 2021

Health chiefs insist Grenfell cladding ‘no risk’ at Scotland’s super-hospital as ‘deliberate deceit’ over safety is exposed CONCERNS have been raised that flammable insulation material used in Grenfell Tower remains in place at Scotland’s flagship super-hospital three-and-a-half years after the horrifying blaze that claimed the lives of around 80 […] Click here to view original…