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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Competence and accreditation set to be major features in fire safety sector

ON THURSDAY 7 May, Dame Judith Hackitt joined David Frise (CEO at the Building Engineering Services Association) in the BESA webinar focused on the essential industry changes needed post-Grenfell. Dame Judith discussed the current landscape in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic and outlined a strong belief that competence and […] 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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Jenrick pledges to continue cladding work despite lockdown

Communities secretary to tackle ‘deeply concerning’ slowdown in work to strip towers of flammable material Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has joined with city mayors pledging to carry out work to replace dangerous cladding on tower blocks following a “significant slowdown” in activity due to the coronavirus lockdown. Jenrick has […] Click here to view original…

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