Number of tower blocks in London with 24-hour fire patrol doubles

image captionGrenfell Tower fire in June 2017 where 72 people died The number of blocks of flats in London which require round-the-clock monitoring due to potentially unsafe building materials has nearly doubled in seven months, the fire service said. The London Fire Brigade, which makes fortnightly checks on the […] Click here to view original…

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Government must foot £15billion bill to fix unsafe cladding on 1.5million homes, says TV property expert Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer is calling on the government to take control of the growing cladding crisis by providing the funds required to fix the situation. Three years on from the tragic Grenfell fire, an estimated 2,000 high risk residential buildings still have combustible cladding on them, and the problem simply […] Click here to view original…

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When single mother Timea scraped together enough money to buy a two-bedroom flat in London, she looked forward to providing her son with the security of their own home. But two years later, Timea and thousands of other homeowners in Britain face bankruptcy and homelessness due to the cost […] Click here to view original…

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Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

The Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017, in which 72 people died, has highlighted fire safety issues with thousands of blocks of flats, exposed decades of lax building controls, and shone a light on a construction sector that focused on building properties fast and cheap. The fire spread quickly […] Click here to view original…

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The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

Inside Housing has joined with residents of buildings with dangerous cladding to call for the government to lead an “urgent, national effort” to end the scandal that has left tens of thousands of buildings nationwide clad in dangerous materials and residents asked to pay. With tens of thousands of […] Click here to view original…

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Barnet MP steps up campaign on unsafe building cladding

MP for Hendon Dr Matthew Offord has been campaigning on cladding An MP has stepped up his campaign to help thousands of people “trapped” in homes they are unable to sell due to unsafe cladding. MP for Hendon Dr Matthew Offord has launched a petition calling on the Government […] Click here to view original…

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