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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Work to remove “Grenfell-style” cladding on a Cambridge building has begun.

Work to remove “Grenfell-style” cladding on a Cambridge building has begun. An 11-storey block of flats was 75 per cent covered in aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, which is linked to the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017, which killed 72 people. The Belvedere, on Homerton Street, […] Click here to view original…

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Seventeen high-rises left with no plan for dangerous cladding

Cladding remediation works have also slowed in September despite lifting of lockdown restrictions There are still 17 occupied high-rise residential buildings in England that have no plan in place to remove their flammable cladding more than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire. The housing ministry’s building safety update […] Click here to view original…

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England still has 17 occupied high-rise buildings with no plan to remove ACM cladding

Cladding remediation works have also slowed in September despite lifting of lockdown restrictions There are still 17 occupied high-rise residential buildings in England that have no plan in place to remove their flammable cladding more than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire. The housing ministry’s building safety update […] Click here to view original…

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A couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say their life is ‘on hold’ and they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of having it removed. Abi Tubis, 29, of Leeds, is among the thousands of people across the UK who are trapped living […] Click here to view original…

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Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Less than half have had cladding removed L&Q’s Arch Street – residents had to move out in 2019 during remedial work after fire safety problems were identified. Residents in other blocks around the country have not even had work begin. More than three years after the Grenfell tower disaster […] Click here to view original…

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Remember Grenfell? Of course you do. Thousands of millennials are still living in flats surrounded by dangerous cladding and trapped in mortgage prisons as a result

It has been three years since the Grenfell tragedy which caused the deaths of 72 people in West London. The fire started in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor of the 24 storey building and quickly spread throughout the whole of the tower block which housed 350 people. An […] Click here to view original…

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