Remediation Cladding Deadlines Missed By Majority Of ACM Buildings

The Government has conceded that deadlines to ensure all remediation work on the removal of dangerous cladding on buildings by June will not be met. Unfortunately, the recent lockdown has meant that many remediation projects were forced to halt, with many construction sites likely to have struggled regardless of […] 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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Sprinklers to be compulsory in high rise flats over 11m

Building regulations in Approved Document B will be updated in May to cut the height for sprinklers to 11m The move goes further than first floated by Government, which initially suggested changing the 30m height rule to 18m. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the plan along with further reforms […] 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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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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