‘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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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders ‘heartbroken’ over exclusion from government cladding fund

Leaseholders at a Manchester block who accepted huge loans to fund the removal of their dangerous cladding have said they are “heartbroken” over their exclusion from a government fund. The Skyline Central building in Manchester (picture: Google Street View) Sharelines Residents of Skyline Central 1, which has combustible high-pressure […] Click here to view original…

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Residents in city's tallest tower block face massive bills over cladding

Brindley House in Newhall Street Birmingham Birmingham’s tallest residential tower block faces a staggering 775 per cent insurance increase. The massive hike at Brindley House – the biggest increase in Birmingham – has been spawned by cladding regulations that followed the Grenfell Tower blaze. The rapid spread of the […] Click here to view original…

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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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Remember Grenfell?

Our cause is gathering support, even those not directly affected can see importance of action for affected leaseholders. Read this blog piece from Birmingham blog writer Robbie: This may seem a rather left-field subject for me to write about. However, I have friends who I met through a social running club, who are suffering due…

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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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Mandatory sprinkler systems and wayfinding signage in all new blocks over 11m

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced 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 over […] Click here to view original…

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