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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The agony of life in lockdown in tower blocks with unsafe cladding

Thousands of people in our region are spending lockdown ‘trapped’ in tower blocks with unsafe cladding after the coronavirus outbreak meant that work to remove it was put on hold. Residents are having to pay hundreds of pounds a month for round-the-clock patrols in case the potentially flammable materials […] Click here to view original…

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Birmingham high rise with fire safety issues faces 1,237% insurance premium hike

Fire chiefs express disappointment at tweak to safety rules on building height threshold Homelessness charity investigated over property deals and ‘luxury’ purchases Rent increases allowed during coronavirus outbreak, housing minister confirms Towards the zero-carbon home 24 April digital edition of Inside Housing out now Green building in the UK: […] Click here to view original…

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Islington Gates

Fire safety works at Islington Gates are top priority of the Leaseholder Board at Islington Gates and our managing agents. Our building consultant is overseeing the works and will be reviewing progress this week. Subject to Covid-19 restrictions we want to complete the additional fire breaks ASAP. Obviously no-one has any control over its impact…

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