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Essential workers in Southwark ‘face fire safety bills of £85,000 per person’

By News Feed | 13 October 2021

Oyster Court, Crampton Street / wikimediacommons/geograph.org.uk E ssential workers in south London are among those facing huge financial fire-safety bills reportedly in the region of £85,000 per person despite residents only owning a percentage of their homes. Optivo, the housing association , have reportedly told residents of shared ownership […]Click here to view original web…

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Mystery humming in Halifax village for a year sparks calls for council investigation

By News Feed | 13 October 2021

The mystery humming has reportely been heard by residents of Holmfield, Halifax, for a year. (Geograph/Humphrey Bolton/Creative Commons) Residents of a village in Halifax have urged officials not to give up investigating the source of a mysterious humming that has plagued them for a year. The low-level noise has […] Click here to view original…

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Hyfire wireless systems replaces waking watch to protect London residents

By News Feed | 13 October 2021

Hyfire’s Taurus wireless fire system has been installed in a London tower block currently awaiting the replacement of defective cladding. The tower block in Deptford, South-East London, had been subject to a 24/7 Waking Watch since defective HPL and ACM cladding was identified in 2020. Now, following guidance from […] Click here to view original…

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Our commitment to fire safety

By News Feed | 13 October 2021

Fire safety has always been a high priority for the council. Please see our Building Safety Pledge . After the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we have been reviewing our fire safety systems and procedures. All council housing blocks have an up to date fire risk assessment (FRA) in place . […] Click here to view original…

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Two in five strata buildings in NSW have ‘serious’ defects such as structural and waterproofing issues

By News Feed | 12 October 2021

Dangerous problems like inadequate fire safety, structural defects and dodgy waterproofing have appeared in two in five strata buildings across NSW, alarming research has revealed. The cost of repairing these serious defects averaged nearly $332,000 per affected building, according to the Strata Community Association of NSW, the peak body […] Click here to view original…

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Tower block next to Tyne Bridge will finally become flats and have dangerous cladding removed

By News Feed | 12 October 2021

The Cale Cross House office block next to the Tyne Bridge could be turned into 250 flats One of Newcastle’s most prominent buildings is finally set for a massive redevelopment that will see dangerous cladding removed and the tower converted into flats. Cale Cross House, next to the Tyne […] Click here to view original…

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Essex mum ‘hit rock bottom’ over £10k bill to replace ‘unsafe’ Grenfell-style flat cladding on Chelmsford flat

By News Feed | 12 October 2021

Sophie Grayling (28) and her Autistic son Reuben (4) who are victims of the cladding scandal outside their flat in Chelmsford, Essex An Essex mum “hit rock bottom” over a £10,000 bill to replace Grenfell-style cladding in her flat and had to seek help from her GP due to […] Click here to view original…

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Further details of cladding remediation tax announced

By News Feed | 12 October 2021

The government have released further details of the “Residential Property Developer Tax” (RPDT) which is aimed at funding the remediation costs of replacing dangerous cladding on leasehold properties. The Tax will be levied on the profits of companies carrying out residential property development. The tax applies to profits arising […] Click here to view original…

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Mayor of London calls for greater transparency on building safety

By News Feed | 11 October 2021

SADIQ KHAN, the Mayor of London, has called on building owners and landlords to help leaseholders by sharing vital building safety information with their residents. More than four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, thousands of Londoners are trapped by the building safety crisis. Some leaseholders have been left […] Click here to view original…

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Thousands of people are ‘trapped’ in homes with unsafe cladding in Milton Keynes

By News Feed | 11 October 2021

Councillors have vowed to address a “cladding scandal” affecting thousands of local people in MK. A string of high rise residential buildings across the borough, particularly in the city centre, have been deemed unsafe due to the type of cladding that has been used, they say. Residents have reported […] Click here to view original…

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Minister Courtney Houssos slams delay to remove flammable cladding from NSW apartment buildings

By News Feed | 11 October 2021

Untitled design-3 The state government remains under fire to act on promises to remove flammable cladding from some 239 high-risk apartment towers. Courtney Houssos, Shadow Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, says NSW is lagging behind Victoria to remove the cladding. “At this rate, Victoria will have removed cladding […] Click here to view original…

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Fire official warned of cladding facade danger weeks before Grenfell fire

By News Feed | 11 October 2021

Kevin Hughes, London Fire Brigade (LFB) head of fire engineering and specialist fire safety officer, sent a draft of a slide show presentation warning of a “significant threat” of “flammable building facades” in May 2017, three weeks before the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Addressing the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 2, […] Click here to view original…