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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Residents at 'dangerous cladding' apartment block asked to patrol for fires

Henry Street, Liverpool city centre. Image courtesy of Google Street View People in a seven-storey apartment block covered in ‘dangerous cladding’ were asked to carry out “waking watch” patrols to guard against fire in a move branded as “shocking” by those living there. The idea was proposed by property […] 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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