The makers of Grenfell Tower’s cladding system have been accused of being ‘little more than crooks and killers’, the inquiry into the disaster has heard. The manufacturers were also said to have promoted construction materials despite knowing they ‘would burn with lethal speed’. Lawyers for a group of bereaved, […] Click here to view original…

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Third of all buildings with Grenfell-style cladding yet to have it removed

A national review identified 458 buildings containing ACM cladding (Picture: PA/Reuters) Almost a third of all buildings wrapped in Grenfell-style cladding are yet to have it removed, figures show. After the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, a nationwide review identified 458 buildings containing highly flammable aluminium composite material (ACM). According […] Click here to view original…

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Parliamentary report exposes widespread fire-safety failings three years on from Grenfell Tower inferno

Three years on from the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, around 2,000 high-rise residential or publicly owned buildings are still covered with dangerous cladding, says a cross-party parliamentary report. Titled “Cladding: Progress of Remediation,” the report by Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee exposes the deadly conditions still […] Click here to view original…

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Manchester Skyline residents refused access to cladding money

People living at Skyline tower block in Manchester said they were given no option but to take out “life-changing” loans The government has confirmed a new £1bn fund to replace dangerous cladding will not be available to people in buildings where work has already started. A condition has been […] 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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