The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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In the March 2020 budget, the government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020 to 2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding system on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors. The government is now asking potential applicants […] Click here to view original…

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Work stopped on two thirds of cladding remediation projects

Work has restarted at 14% of projects Work has stopped on more than two thirds of the buildings where the remediation of ACM cladding is required, new government data has said. According to the housing ministry’s April building safety update , work was paused on 68% of projects at […] Click here to view original…

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Councils pledge to resume unsafe cladding removal during Covid-19

© Robynofexeter Leaders from 25 councils across the UK have pledged to ensure vital building safety work, including the removal of unsafe cladding on high-rise buildings, continues in the face of Covid-19 The leaders from 25 councils have pledged their commitment to ensuring vital building safety work continues where […] 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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Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

Although the issue has been partially obscured from public view by the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has said that work to replace flammable cladding on residential buildings of 18m or taller remains a priority. Helen Andrews, a construction law partner at European law firm Fieldfisher , takes a […] Click here to view original…

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Hundreds of flats with Grenfell Tower-style cladding need 24-hour fire patrol

Tens of thousands of people are living in high-rise blocks with Grenfell Tower-style flammable cladding that need 24-hour fire patrols, it has been revealed. An inquiry into the 2017 inferno in West London found that aluminium composite cladding was the main reason the blaze, which killed 72 people, spread […] Click here to view original…

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Galliard stops ACM recladding at New Capital Quay

Firm says sticking to social distancing protocols on job was not possible Galliard Homes has suspended work to replace ACM cladding at its New Capital Quay development in Greenwich because of coronavirus. The government has labelled the replacement of Grenfell Tower-style cladding as a critical project and last week […] Click here to view original…

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THE GOVERNMENT has added its construction expert, Dr David Hancock, to review the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, and firm Faithful & Gould to provide management. Earlier this week , the government stated that it believes ‘making buildings safe and maintaining measures to ensure buildings are safe […] Click here to view original…

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