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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Residents at 'dangerous cladding' apartment block asked to patrol for fires

Henry Street, Liverpool city centre. Image courtesy of Google Street View People in a seven-storey apartment block covered in ‘dangerous cladding’ were asked to carry out “waking watch” patrols to guard against fire in a move branded as “shocking” by those living there. The idea was proposed by property […] Click here to view original…

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Owners of 'fire trap' flats by Mersey see bills soar 600% in cladding scandal

The Deck flats in Runcorn. (Image: stuartbogg/runcornweeklynews) Residents of “fire trap” flats on the banks of the Mersey fear their home will become a “derelict development” after flammable cladding sent their insurance bills soaring by 600%. Owners of the almost 300 flats at The Decks in Runcorn have seen […] Click here to view original…

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Residents of flats on banks of Mersey face £30,000 bill each in cladding scandal

The Deck flats in Runcorn. (Image: stuartbogg/runcornweeklynews) Residents of six apartment blocks on the banks of the Mersey fear the cost of removing dangerous cladding from the buildings could make them homeless. Leaseholders at the Decks development in Runcorn are facing bills of £30,000 each to replace the buildings’ […] Click here to view original…

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