“We all bought our homes in good faith and deserve a right to be safe in our homes.” Jenny Reid, from the Birmingham Leaseholder Action Group, says £3.5bn in extra govt funding for building safety still “seriously underestimates the size and scale of the issue”

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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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Poole tower blocks £3.8m cladding removal works agreed

BCP Council’s cabinet has approved the budget for the works at Sterte Court Cladding at two tower blocks is to be replaced at a cost of £3.8m, a council has agreed. The cladding at Poole’s Sterte Court is different from that used on Grenfell, where 72 people died in […] Click here to view original…

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A couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say their life is ‘on hold’ and they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of having it removed. Abi Tubis, 29, of Leeds, is among the thousands of people across the UK who are trapped living […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats' fire certificates

A forged signature was found on a fire safety certificate for Century Wharf near Cardiff Bay At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates have been linked to a company in Caerphilly county. Responding to concerns of fraudulent EWS1 forms raised in the Senedd, the first minister said police […] Click here to view original…

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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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Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats' fire certificates

A forged signature was found on a fire safety certificate for Century Wharf near Cardiff Bay At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates have been linked to a company in Caerphilly county. Responding to concerns of fraudulent EWS1 forms raised in the Senedd, the first minister said police […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell-style cladding to be replaced on Cardiff student flats

Cladding on the blocks will be replaced with solid aluminium of the same colour Grenfell-style cladding on student flats in Cardiff is set to be removed more than three years after the deadly tower block fire in London. Lumis Student Living on Tyndall Street has aluminium composite material (ACM) […] Click here to view original…

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