The agony of life in lockdown in tower blocks with unsafe cladding

The agony of life in lockdown in tower blocks with unsafe cladding

By News Feed | 30 April 2020

Thousands of people in our region are spending lockdown ‘trapped’ in tower blocks with unsafe cladding after the coronavirus outbreak meant that work to remove it was put on hold. Residents are having to pay hundreds of pounds a month for round-the-clock patrols in case the potentially flammable materials […] Click here to view original…

Wood Green fire: Residents evacuated from flats

Wood Green fire: Residents evacuated from flats

By News Feed | 29 April 2020

Footage posted online appeared to show the roof of the building ablaze About 20 people were evacuated from their homes when a large fire broke out at a block of flats in north London. The London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 engines were sent to tackle the […] Click here to view original…

Shabana writes to FCA on cladding insurance response

Shabana writes to FCA on cladding insurance response

By News Feed | 28 April 2020

Shabana has been supporting those affected by the cladding scandal in Parliament. Shabana has written again to the Financial Conduct Authority on the cladding scandal, after a disappointing response to her letter calling for an investigation into the conduct of insurers. In March, Shabana wrote to the Financial Conduct […] Click here to view original…

Residents in city's tallest tower block face massive bills over cladding

Residents in city’s tallest tower block face massive bills over cladding

By News Feed | 27 April 2020

Brindley House in Newhall Street Birmingham Birmingham’s tallest residential tower block faces a staggering 775 per cent insurance increase. The massive hike at Brindley House – the biggest increase in Birmingham – has been spawned by cladding regulations that followed the Grenfell Tower blaze. The rapid spread of the […] Click here to view original…

Birmingham high rise with fire safety issues faces 1,237% insurance premium hike

Birmingham high rise with fire safety issues faces 1,237% insurance premium hike

By News Feed | 27 April 2020

Fire chiefs express disappointment at tweak to safety rules on building height threshold Homelessness charity investigated over property deals and ‘luxury’ purchases Rent increases allowed during coronavirus outbreak, housing minister confirms Towards the zero-carbon home 24 April digital edition of Inside Housing out now Green building in the UK: […] Click here to view original…

Sky High Cladding Issues & Risks Webinar - April 2020

Webinar: Sky High Cladding costs – Are you at Risk?

By BrumLAG | 22 April 2020

In this webinar, Barristers Simon Allison and Brooke Lyne from Landmark Chambers and David Marsden, Property Litigation Partner at Freeths covered: What exactly is the issue with cladding? Who bears the costs: Landlord, Tenants, Developer? What are the Government doing? What other options are there? What is the likely future of such claims? Slides:

Jenrick pledges to continue cladding work despite lockdown

Jenrick pledges to continue cladding work despite lockdown

By News Feed | 20 April 2020

Communities secretary to tackle ‘deeply concerning’ slowdown in work to strip towers of flammable material Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has joined with city mayors pledging to carry out work to replace dangerous cladding on tower blocks following a “significant slowdown” in activity due to the coronavirus lockdown. Jenrick has […] Click here to view original…

Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

By News Feed | 17 April 2020

Although the issue has been partially obscured from public view by the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has said that work to replace flammable cladding on residential buildings of 18m or taller remains a priority. Helen Andrews, a construction law partner at European law firm Fieldfisher , takes a […] Click here to view original…

Regional leaders vow to continue cladding removal

Regional leaders vow to continue cladding removal

By News Feed | 17 April 2020

Cladding is being replaced at Vallea Court in Manchester’s Green Quarter A group of local leaders, including Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, has pledged to continue work to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings despite the Covid-19 lockdown. The pledge came in […] Click here to view original…

Up to 23,700 households still living in blocks with Grenfell-style cladding

Up to 23,700 households still living in blocks with Grenfell-style cladding

By News Feed | 16 April 2020

Up to 23,700 households across the country could be living in blocks that are still covered in Grenfell-style aluminium composite (ACM) cladding, despite nearly three years passing since the tragic fire in west London that killed 72 people. […] Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Tower block residents billed for thousands over fire patrols to prevent another Grenfell tragedy

Tower block residents billed for thousands over fire patrols to prevent another Grenfell tragedy

By News Feed | 10 April 2020

The increase in “waking watch” fire patrols intended to prevent another Grenfell tragedy can be revealed on Friday as tower block residents are being forced to pay thousands of pounds for the protection. At least 420 around-the-clock security patrols are being carried out at buildings known to still have […] Click here to view original…

Hundreds of flats with Grenfell Tower-style cladding need 24-hour fire patrol

Hundreds of flats with Grenfell Tower-style cladding need 24-hour fire patrol

By News Feed | 10 April 2020

Tens of thousands of people are living in high-rise blocks with Grenfell Tower-style flammable cladding that need 24-hour fire patrols, it has been revealed. An inquiry into the 2017 inferno in West London found that aluminium composite cladding was the main reason the blaze, which killed 72 people, spread […] Click here to view original…