Number of tower blocks in London with 24-hour fire patrol doubles

image captionGrenfell Tower fire in June 2017 where 72 people died The number of blocks of flats in London which require round-the-clock monitoring due to potentially unsafe building materials has nearly doubled in seven months, the fire service said. The London Fire Brigade, which makes fortnightly checks on the […] Click here to view original…

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Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is drawing up a new ‘risk matrix’ to help leaseholders unable to sell flats in blocks shorter than 18m with potentially dangerous cladding, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions (picture: Parliament TV) Sharelines Speaking during prime minister’s […] 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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New Fire Safety Bill Planned

The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. The intention of the bill is to, according to the official government press release, “empower fire and rescue services to take enforcement action and hold building owners to account if they […] Click here to view original…

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Fire Safety Bill announced

The proposed Fire Safety Bill builds on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again. Announced on 19th March, the bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person […] Click here to view original…

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NFCC pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see the announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill, which includes measures NFCC has been calling for since 2017. NFCC: pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced Announced on 19th March, the new bill – which amends the Fire […] Click here to view original web…

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