Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders ask for funding amid COVID-19 outbreak

A JOINT statement from cladding action groups made up of leaseholders from across the UK have called on the government to help fund interim safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside Housing reported on the statement from the Birmingham Leasehold Action Group, the Leeds Cladding Scandal group, Manchester Cladiators […] Click here to view original…

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Fire wardens to patrol Watford flats after cladding issues

Rainbow House at Water Lane (Photo: Street View) A housing association is assuring people that their properties are still safe after concerns over recent inspections on cladding. People at Rainbow House, Water Lane, were shocked to have fire wardens patrolling the property after a recent inspection found poorly installed […] Click here to view original…

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Romford flats with combustible cladding are patrolled by 24-hour fire wardens

Exclusive The Axis housing development in Mercury Gardens is patrolled by 24-hour fire wardens. Picture: April Roach Fire wardens have been employed to patrol a Romford block of flats 24 hours a day after the building was found to have combustible cladding. Combustible cladding in high-rise buildings became a […] Click here to view original…

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