‘People could lose their flat and everything that they’ve ever put into it’ – Leaseholders’ concern over cladding costs

Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, 145 private and social high-rise buildings in London, which includes at least 10,000 dwellings, still have the same Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding in place as Grenfell. These figures, relating to the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding in England, were released […] 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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Sprinklers to be mandatory in new residential towers

3 Apr The Ministry of Housing has confirmed that sprinkler systems are to be mandatory in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall. An update to Approved Document B is to be published in May that will include increased fire safety measures in high-rise blocks of […] Click here to view original…

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Government unveils biggest shakeup to building safety in a generation

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced ambitious steps to further reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. New measures announced include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats […] Click here to view original…

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