The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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NHS heroes stuck in cladding ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, Mayor tells MPs

The Grenfell Tower block in west London in October 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA. Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding. This was the message from Hackney’s mayor in […] Click here to view original…

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London high-rise undergoing cladding work hit by fire

Gaydon House in west London (picture: Reine Stevens) Sharelines The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said that 70 people were evacuated from Gaydon House – which is roughly two kilometres from Grenfell Tower – before firefighters arrived. One man had to be assisted from the 16th floor of the block […] Click here to view original…

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Wood Green fire: Residents evacuated from flats

Footage posted online appeared to show the roof of the building ablaze About 20 people were evacuated from their homes when a large fire broke out at a block of flats in north London. The London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 engines were sent to tackle the […] Click here to view original…

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Hundreds of flats with Grenfell Tower-style cladding need 24-hour fire patrol

Tens of thousands of people are living in high-rise blocks with Grenfell Tower-style flammable cladding that need 24-hour fire patrols, it has been revealed. An inquiry into the 2017 inferno in West London found that aluminium composite cladding was the main reason the blaze, which killed 72 people, spread […] Click here to view original…

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Galliard stops ACM recladding at New Capital Quay

Firm says sticking to social distancing protocols on job was not possible Galliard Homes has suspended work to replace ACM cladding at its New Capital Quay development in Greenwich because of coronavirus. The government has labelled the replacement of Grenfell Tower-style cladding as a critical project and last week […] Click here to view original…

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Galliard suspends urgent re-cladding works

15 minutes Urgent re-cladding work on a high-rise development in southeast London has been suspended after it proved impossible to continue while implementing social distancing. Photo of New Capital Quay from Galliard Homes Galliard Homes has decided to remove all 160+ operatives from New Capital Quay, Greenwich. Galliard announced […] Click here to view original…

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Safety fears as repair work stops on Bellway fire block

MP calls on housing secretary to intervene as Bellway staff down tools at Barking Riverside scheme amid covid-19 crisis Veteran east London MP Margaret Hodge has called on the housing secretary to intervene after repair work was stopped on a fire-hit block of flats from housebuilder Bellway. The six-storey […] Click here to view original…

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Safety fears as repair work stops on Sheppard Robson fire block

MP calls on housing secretary to intervene as Bellway staff down tools at Barking Riverside scheme amid covid-19 crisis Veteran east London MP Margaret Hodge has called on the housing secretary to intervene after repair work stopped on a fire-hit block of flats designed by Sheppard Robson. The six-storey […] Click here to view original…

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