Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

image captionFlat owners have been organising fire safety checks Fire safety inspections have uncovered hundreds of blocks of flats in England and Wales with faulty or missing fire prevention measures, the BBC has found. Flat owners have been looking for evidence of unsafe cladding in the wake of the […] Click here to view original…

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Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has spoken out on what it is doing to help flat owners in blocks with cladding-related fire safety defects, who are struggling to remortgage or move home. These leaseholders are required to have what is known as an EWS1 form to prove their building […] Click here to view original…

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Poole tower blocks £3.8m cladding removal works agreed

BCP Council’s cabinet has approved the budget for the works at Sterte Court Cladding at two tower blocks is to be replaced at a cost of £3.8m, a council has agreed. The cladding at Poole’s Sterte Court is different from that used on Grenfell, where 72 people died in […] Click here to view original…

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East Village’s Grenfell-style flammable cladding to be removed by end of 2020

The council said the cladding, used in small areas for decorative features on balconies and as larger panels at East Village, Stratford, will be removed by the end of the year. Picture: Google Maps Grenfell-style flammable cladding will be stripped from tower blocks in the former Olympic Village by […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding Crisis: Jenrick admits he's still not met homeowners

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick admits he has still not met with people trapped in homes with dangerous cladding – despite telling LBC he would do so by the end of October. Millions of desperate people are now trapped in homes with unsafe cladding which has rendered their properties entirely […] Click here to view original…

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