Cladding used on thousands of tall buildings fails safety test

Cladding material used on thousands of tall buildings in the UK has dramatically failed a safety test, a study has found. In a fire test, the material, previously deemed safer than that used on Grenfell Tower , burned almost as rapidly as the aluminium and plastic panels blamed for […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding not the only type to burn easily, tests show

The test was on high pressure laminate panels, which are common in the UK The owners of tall buildings face pressure to continue removing dangerous cladding, despite coronavirus, after a new fire test showed how quickly flames can spread. Cladding previously deemed safer than that used at Grenfell Tower […] Click here to view original…

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Replacing unsafe cladding in London 'will cost £4bn'

London’s housing associations have identified over 2,000 buildings which need to be rectified Replacing unsafe cladding on buildings in London will cost £4bn, the capital’s housing associations estimate. The G15, made up of the city’s largest housing associations, has identified over 2,000 buildings to be rectified. They have called […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding protesters 'trapped in worthless homes'

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is among the campaigners who have travelled to Westminster Residents “trapped in worthless homes” due to unsafe cladding have demanded help from the government. Ministers have pledged £600m to pay for the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) similar to the type used […] Click here to view original…

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Cladded flats: Residents feel trapped in 'unsafe' building

Residents in an apartment complex in Manchester have to pay for a fire warden 24/7 after their building was deemed unsafe. Leanne Kilheeney and Matt Hallsworth are among those in Albion Works who have been told they will have to pay for the replacement of the exterior timber cladding […] Click here to view original…

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Imprisoned by cladding: The flat owners who cannot sell

Thousands of people in the UK are living in flats they cannot sell, because the outside wall is covered in cladding. Sometimes it’s combustible, like the material that turned Grenfell Tower into an inferno. But people may become prisoners in their homes even when it isn’t – because the […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding victims now being hit by insurance hikes, reports BBC R4 You and Yours

Birmingham’s Islington Gates is one of the cladding sites where leaseholders have been stung by a surge in insurance premiums this year By Harry Scoffin The cladding crisis has rippled through the insurance market, with leasehold tenants in dangerous apartment buildings “being hammered” by “inflated bills”, BBC Radio 4’s […] Click here to view original…

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#EndOurCladdingScandal - Rip Off Britain - 3/10/19

In the wake of the Grenfell fire, why is the government stumping up cash to help some residents replace their dangerous cladding but leaving other people to foot the sky-high bills themselves? Julia meets some of those affected. https://www.facebook.com/groups/natio… https://nationalleaseholdcampaign.org/ #LeaseholdScandal #NLC #Leasehold #Commonhold #Fleecehold #FleeceholdScandal #HousingCrisis #Housing #Homes […] Click here to view original…

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