UK could be breaking international law over cladding, says UN

The UN has warned Britain that its failure to strip combustible cladding from high-rise buildings containing tens of thousands homes may be a breach of international law. In a fresh headache for the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, the global body is demanding answers about the UK government’s delayed programme […] 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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Dangerous combustible cladding still not replaced on 70% of buildings

Smoke billows out from the 24-storey Grenfell Tower DANGEROUS cladding has still not been replaced on the vast majority of at-risk blocks of flats, a damning survey by MPs found today. The housing, communities and local government committee (HCLG) quizzed 1,352 people living in such buildings as part of […] Click here to view original…

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Birmingham high-rise flat owners face £500,000 insurance hike

Michelle Henry has lived at Brindley House since 2011 Flat owners at a tower block in Birmingham say they face a joint insurance bill of about £500,000 due to changes brought in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Last year, owners of the 182 flats in Brindley House […] Click here to view original…

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Regional leaders vow to continue cladding removal

Cladding is being replaced at Vallea Court in Manchester’s Green Quarter A group of local leaders, including Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, has pledged to continue work to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings despite the Covid-19 lockdown. The pledge came in […] Click here to view original…

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