Homeowners fear they’re waiting for another Grenfell — and will have to pay £78k for repairs

Homeowners fear they’re waiting for another Grenfell — and will have to pay £78k for repairs

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Tenants living in One Housing properties across London and Slough believed they were covered by their insurance policy but have been told they may be expected to pay for the repairs Tributes have been paid to the victims of Grenfell Tower on the third anniversary of the fire. (Photo: […]Click here to view original web…

Legal Notes: Grenfell Tower inquiry hearing reveals stunning testimony

Legal Notes: Grenfell Tower inquiry hearing reveals stunning testimony

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, England caught worldwide attention. The inferno reached the top of the 24-storey building in less than 30 minutes and claimed 72 lives. Blame for the rapid spread of the flames and toxic fumes has been largely placed on the selection and installation […] Click here to view original…

How much should an EWS1 cladding form cost? Your questions answered

How much should an EWS1 cladding form cost? Your questions answered

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

Purchases of properties across the country have been thrown into chaos as banks have demanded that apartment blocks pass a test proving they are fire safe. EWS1 certificates are given to high-rise buildings that have passed an External Wall Fire Review. Without this form most banks will not offer […] Click here to view original…

The £15bn property problem: inside the cladding circle of blame

The £15bn property problem: inside the cladding circle of blame

By News Feed | 8 August 2020

When a horrific fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in June 2017, it took firefighters more than 60 hours before they could fully extinguish the blaze. The 24-storey block in west London had been refurbished the previous year, but the materials used to clad the building were highly flammable and exacerbated […] Click here to view original…

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

By News Feed | 4 August 2020

The Cube Fire. Credit GMFRS THE publication of the report into The Cube Fire prompted a flurry of people to sign a petition calling for Government cladding from student accommodation. Although the report did not look at the the part the cladding may have played in the fire, it […] Click here to view original…

The draft Building Safety Bill and Higher-risk buildings: Overview and Definitions

The draft Building Safety Bill and Higher-risk buildings: Overview and Definitions

By News Feed | 3 August 2020

The draft Building Safety Bill was published on 20 July 2020, intending to ‘deliver the principles and recommendations for reform set out by Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety .’ The Impact Assessment states that the ‘overall effect of the Bill will be to […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders could be trapped in homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with scale of EWS crisis

Leaseholders could be trapped in homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with scale of EWS crisis

By News Feed | 31 July 2020

Leaseholders could be left unable to sell or remortgage their homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with the scale of the external wall system crisis currently afflicting the housing market Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

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BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By News Feed | 31 July 2020

A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

ACM remediation work to boost construction pipeline post covid-19

ACM remediation work to boost construction pipeline post covid-19

By News Feed | 24 July 2020

CIC boss Graham Watts said work will be important pipeline of business for firms Replacing Grenfell-style cladding on high-rise towers will be an important source of work for construction firms looking to bounce back from the covid-19 pandemic, according to the boss of the Construction Industry Council. Speaking as […] Click here to view original…

Cladding still not replaced on 70% of at-risk blocks

Cladding still not replaced on 70% of at-risk blocks

By News Feed | 24 July 2020

A survey of residents living in high-rise and at-risk blocks with combustible cladding has found that 70 per cent have yet to see their buildings made safe. The poll of 1,352 people living in such buildings was carried out on behalf of MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local […] Click here to view original…