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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Government announces 'biggest changes to building safety in a generation'

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced new measures to reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. The measures, announced ton on 2 April 2020, include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new […] 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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Cladding used on thousands of tall buildings fails safety test

Cladding material used on thousands of tall buildings in the UK has dramatically failed a safety test, a study has found. In a fire test, the material, previously deemed safer than that used on Grenfell Tower , burned almost as rapidly as the aluminium and plastic panels blamed for […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell cladding not the only type to burn easily, tests show

The test was on high pressure laminate panels, which are common in the UK The owners of tall buildings face pressure to continue removing dangerous cladding, despite coronavirus, after a new fire test showed how quickly flames can spread. Cladding previously deemed safer than that used at Grenfell Tower […] Click here to view original…

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