Post-Grenfell fund must tackle insulation issues

Post-Grenfell fund must tackle insulation issues

By News Feed | 5 March 2020

The Chancellor should ensure any government-backed fund to make all UK housing blocks safe following the Grenfell tragedy tackles the issue of rendered insulation as well as cladding. That is according to David Westgate, group chief executive at Andrews Property Group. Westgate said: “Based on our own recent experience, […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders impacted by cladding crisis write to chancellor calling for building safety fund

Leaseholders impacted by cladding crisis write to chancellor calling for building safety fund

By News Feed | 5 March 2020

Resident groups from buildings with dangerous cladding have joined forces to call on the chancellor to create a ‘building safety fund’ at next week’s Budget. Picture: Peter Apps Sharelines A letter signed jointly by campaigners from Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and a national group told Rishi Sunak they were “tired […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders of blocks with unsafe cladding hit by insurance premium hikes of almost 400%

Leaseholders of blocks with unsafe cladding hit by insurance premium hikes of almost 400%

By News Feed | 5 March 2020

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Letter to Rishi Sunak

Letter to Rishi Sunak

By BrumLAG | 5 March 2020
Jewellery Quarter flat owners slapped with bills up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding

Jewellery Quarter flat owners slapped with bills up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding

By News Feed | 4 March 2020

Leaseholders of Islington Gates have been told to replace the cladding which covers their building Residents of a Birmingham apartment block feel “trapped” after being slapped with bills for up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding. More than 140 leaseholders at Islington Gates in the Jewellery Quarter have been […] Click here to view original…

Romford flats with combustible cladding are patrolled by 24-hour fire wardens

Romford flats with combustible cladding are patrolled by 24-hour fire wardens

By News Feed | 4 March 2020

Exclusive The Axis housing development in Mercury Gardens is patrolled by 24-hour fire wardens. Picture: April Roach Fire wardens have been employed to patrol a Romford block of flats 24 hours a day after the building was found to have combustible cladding. Combustible cladding in high-rise buildings became a […] Click here to view original…

Work to remove Grenfell-style cladding from three Portsmouth blocks of flats to begin

Work to remove Grenfell-style cladding from three Portsmouth blocks of flats to begin

By News Feed | 4 March 2020

Southdown View in Hilsea. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180923-1_flats) Affordable home provider Vivid revealed today it had finally secured a contractor to replace the potentially dangerous cladding from Southdown View in Hilsea and Ockendon House and Harding House in Cosham. Fears were first raised over the safety of the homes […] Click here to view original…

Assembly member calls ACM cladding action on private blocks

Assembly member calls ACM cladding action on private blocks

By News Feed | 4 March 2020

Seventy-two people died when fire spread rapidly through ACM cladding on Grenfell Tower. The Government should consider compulsory purchase of private tower blocks still wrapped in Grenfell-style cladding, a London Assembly member claims. Andrew Dismore, who chairs the Assembly fire committee, says urgent action is needed to protect vulnerable […] Click here to view original…

People living in Bristol's Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding 'trauma'

People living in Bristol’s Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding ‘trauma’

By BrumLAG | 2 March 2020

Eclipse Tower above Harvey Nichols in Cabot Circus which has the Grenfell-like cladding People living in a Bristol tower block which has the same cladding as Grenfell Tower in London could need psychological support. That’s the warning from the British Psychological Society, who said they have increasing concern for […] Click here to view original…

Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

By News Feed | 2 March 2020

It’s been more than two years since the Grenfell Tower disaster, and a lot’s changed in the construction industry, but the repercussions are still being felt by many high-rise residents. Across England, thousands of owners of flats in high-rise buildings are currently in limbo, unable to remortgage or sell […] Click here to view original…