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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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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The coronavirus outbreak is causing misery for thousands of people already engulfed in the Grenfell cladding scandal, with residents revealing fresh fears of financial hardship on top of major concerns about their health and safety. People living in tower blocks covered in dangerous cladding had hoped a nightmare was over after the government last month announced an…

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Leaseholders face £19,000 cladding bills next month amid coronavirus crisis

Leaseholders living in a block in Birmingham, who are already facing financial hardship due to coronavirus, must pay up to £19,000 in just two weeks or risk being forced out of their homes. Islington Gates residents have been given bills of up to £19,000 (picture: Google Street View) Sharelines […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding fund “does not go far enough”, say experts

Experts and campaigners have warned the government’s new £1bn fund to remove dangerous cladding “does not go far enough” and that up to £10bn may be required. In his first Budget speech as chancellor yesterday, Rishi Sunak announced that funding would be extended to cover the removal of all […] Click here to view original…

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