What is the cladding scandal and how does the Government intend to fix it?

The Grenfell Tower in west London (Steve Parsons/PA) (PA Archive) The safety of high-rise buildings has been under the microscope since dozens of people lost their lives in the tragic Grenfell Tower blaze. The Government has now pledged to take fresh action to relieve the burden on leaseholders, who […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding crisis: Norwegian wealth fund urged to pressure firms and builders

Cladding being removed from a tower block in Manchester Campaigners have urged Norway’s giant state investment fund to pressure cladding firms and builders to fix fire safety issues. Grenfell survivors and leaseholders affected by the cladding crisis called on Norges Bank to pull £5.7bn of funds from companies if […] Click here to view original…

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Dozens of blocks still have Grenfell-type cladding

The Grenfell fire in June 2017 claimed the lives of 72 people Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 40% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have not been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for the rapid […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell-type cladding removed from 60% of blocks

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 60% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have have been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for the rapid spread of the 2017 London fire, which led to 72 deaths. In […] Click here to view original…

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Michael Gove meets developers over funding for cladding work

The Building Safety Bill is part of the Government’s plans to avert a repeat of the Grenfell Tower blaze in London, which killed 72 people in 2017 (PA) Communities Secretary Michael Gove is meeting with developers on Thursday to discuss how to pay for works to rectify cladding and […] Click here to view original…

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Michael Gove meets developers over funding for cladding work

Communities Secretary Michael Gove is meeting with developers on Thursday to discuss how to pay for works to rectify cladding and building safety issues, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) said. Mr Gove is expected to discuss how developers can work with the Government to help fix safety issues, including […] Click here to view original…

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Dozens of blocks still have Grenfell-type cladding

The Grenfell fire in June 2017 claimed the lives of 72 people Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 40% of buildings in England with the same type of cladding have not been made safe, new figures show. The flammable cladding panels have been blamed for the rapid […] Click here to view original…

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UK developers told they must foot bill for unsafe cladding

FILE – A man looks at tributes placed near Grenfell Tower in London, June 14, 2020. The British government says on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 property developers must bear the cost of removing dangerous cladding that has left scores of apartment buildings at risk of fire, and thousands of […] Click here to view original…

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What is cladding levy rationale?

There is a similar sense of politicians grasping at straws when you compare Australia’s attempts to deport Novak Djokovic and Michael Gove’s threat to make developers pay £4bn for recladding mid-rise housing blocks. Maybe the housing secretary formulated some of the policy while stuck in a BBC lift for […] Click here to view original…

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Crest Nicholson swings to profit, but sees cladding bill rise

Crest Nicholson said in its latest report that forward sales stood at £719 million (PA) (PA Wire) Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has revealed another £29 million bill for high-rise cladding and fire safety measures as it swung to a full-year profit. The group said the charge follows its latest assessment […] Click here to view original…

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