Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Nick Kirwin paid £160,000 for a new flat in Manchester but doesn’t know whether the cladding and insulation are safe A new block at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a school in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among nearly 1,400 public buildings with walls that could have fire risks, an […] Click here to view original…

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RICS issues cladding guidance for public consultation

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued proposed guidance for public consultation, stating that on buildings over six storeys there should be no cladding or curtain wall glazing on the building. For buildings of five or six storeys, the guidance proposes that there should not be a […] Click here to view original…

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Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

image captionFlat owners have been organising fire safety checks Fire safety inspections have uncovered hundreds of blocks of flats in England and Wales with faulty or missing fire prevention measures, the BBC has found. Flat owners have been looking for evidence of unsafe cladding in the wake of the […] Click here to view original…

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Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has spoken out on what it is doing to help flat owners in blocks with cladding-related fire safety defects, who are struggling to remortgage or move home. These leaseholders are required to have what is known as an EWS1 form to prove their building […] Click here to view original…

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The cladding scandal: The thousands left without a mortgage or unable to sell

The government recently unveiled a social housing white paper, which hopes to transform social housing’s future for the better and give hope to those affected by the disasters from the past. The seven step charter set out by the government to help raise the standards of social housing, both […] Click here to view original…

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