Barratt discovers structural design defects at seven developments

Housebuilder Barratt has revealed seven of its developments built over 10 years ago have structural design defects which will cost around £70m to remediate In its latest trading statement, the housebuilder provided an update following the conclusion of investigations into structural issues at a legacy development – Citiscape in […] Click here to view original…

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Fact check: how many people live in buildings with dangerous cladding?

A widely cited figure of 56,000 underestimates how many people live in dangerous buildings. What is the real figure, asks Peter Apps Picture: Getty Short answer: There is no way of calculating the overall number of people impacted by the country’s building safety crisis, but it will undoubtedly stretch […] Click here to view original…

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UK could be breaking international law over cladding, says UN

The UN has warned Britain that its failure to strip combustible cladding from high-rise buildings containing tens of thousands homes may be a breach of international law. In a fresh headache for the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, the global body is demanding answers about the UK government’s delayed programme […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell style ACM cladding being removed from six blocks at Glasgow Harbour

(2) Work has starting to remove potentially dangerous cladding form tower blocks at Glasgow Harbour. Six blocks, including the two tallest on the riverside, are to have the ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding removed and replaced with non combustible solid aluminium cladding. The ACM was the type of cladding […] Click here to view original…

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More than 50,000 living with dangerous cladding

There are 56,000 people living in buildings with unsafe Grenfell-style cladding, new analysis has revealed. Labour has warned that three years after the tragedy that claimed the lives of 72 people, three quarters of people living in buildings covered with deadly ACM cladding have still not had it removed. […] Click here to view original…

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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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