Dozens of buildings still have Grenfell-style cladding, new figures show

Contractors undertake works at a residential property in Paddington, London, as part of a project to remove and replace non-compliant cladding (PA) Dozens of buildings in the UK still have the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower almost five years after the disaster, new Government figures showed. Authorities […] Click here to view original…

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Michael Gove orders cladding firms to foot the bill to fix buildings

Michael Gove has demanded cladding and insulation manufacturers pay to fix unsafe buildings – or face being banned from the country. The Housing Secretary wrote to the Construction Products Association warning he would do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure they take responsibility. He said he would prohibit those who […] Click here to view original…

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Gove threatens ban on cladding suppliers failing to pay for retrofits

Government is now demanding manufacturers make their contribution to £9bn remediation bill Opening a second front on raising cash from the industry to meet huge remediation costs, Gove has written to the Construction Products Association saying it is not right that developers alone shoulder the burden of paying for […] Click here to view original…

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Gove threatens trading ban on cladding firms unless they pay for repairs

Michael Gove has threatened a UK trading ban on manufacturers of combustible cladding and insulation unless they pay to fix dangerous housing. Opening a new front in the government’s attempt to force the construction industry to fix billions of pounds’ worth of fire safety defects , the secretary of […] Click here to view original…

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Britain’s Dangerous Buildings: Is My Home Safe?

Concerns over building safety were triggered by the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, where 72 people died. The external cladding was found to be the primary cause of the rapid spread of the fire. What followed was a reassessment of fire safety on high-rise buildings across the UK. Today, […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding compensation scheme could be extended to cover defects in other homes

Michael Gove is seeking to dramatically widen a proposed cladding compensation scheme to encompass other defects on homes built in the past 30 years as he steps up action against major developers. The Levelling Up Secretary has threatened in meetings with activists and the industry to force housebuilders to […] Click here to view original…

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U.K. Tells Developers to Pay Into $5.4 Billion Cladding Fund (2)

U.K. property developers must contribute to a 4 billion-pound-fund ($5.4 billion) to fix dangerous cladding on low-rise apartment blocks by March or face new regulations that would force them to pay, Housing Secretary Michael Gove said. Gove said it was “morally wrong” that homeowners were still trapped in unsafe […] Click here to view original…

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Dozens of blocks still have Grenfell-type cladding

Image caption, The Grenfell fire in June 2017 claimed the lives of 72 people Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 40% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have not been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for […] Click here to view original…

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Dozens of buildings still have Grenfell-style cladding, new figures show

Dozens of buildings in the UK still have the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower almost five years after the disaster, new Government figures showed. Authorities have identified 481 buildings with ACM panels, which were blamed for the rapid spread of the 2017 tower block fire that killed […] Click here to view original…

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