Cladding to be removed from fire danger Huddersfield student flats - two years after building condemned

Cladding to be removed from fire danger Huddersfield student flats – two years after building condemned

By News Feed | 6 May 2021

Firefighters outside Kingfisher Court after it was evacuated over fire safety fears Combustible cladding on the fire danger Kingfisher Court student flats in Huddersfield is to be replaced, almost two years after the scandal hit building was condemned by fire chiefs. The eleven-story block on Manchester Road has lay […]Click here to view original web…

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Fight to protect Portishead residents from cladding bill burden

By News Feed | 6 May 2021

People who are paying costly sums to make their homes safe may see a change in the law to protect them from spending substantial costs. Around 1,000 people who live in blocks around Portishead Marina – which are under 18 metres – are now footing the bill associated with […] Click here to view original…

How well has the sector responded to cladding remediation and a renewed focus on building safety?

How well has the sector responded to cladding remediation and a renewed focus on building safety?

By News Feed | 6 May 2021

One of the most shocking revelations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and Hackitt Review was the practices around cladding. Paul Nash , a member of the Industry Safety Steering Group and independent chair of South East Consortium, tells Inside Housing how the housing sector is getting on with meeting […] Click here to view original…

Homeless, cladding, walking, green jobs and go vegan

Homeless, cladding, walking, green jobs and go vegan

By News Feed | 6 May 2021

Homeless still failed by the system Trevor Ellis, Chalkhill Road,Wembley, writes: I know times are hard and local authorities are struggling to maintain key services as Covid-19 continues to hold back progress. Under such tough social conditions, it’s not surprising to find that a growing number of residents are […] Click here to view original…

Milestone for Portishead residents "in limbo" as cladding replacement approved

Milestone for Portishead residents “in limbo” as cladding replacement approved

By News Feed | 5 May 2021

Portishead residents caught up in the fire safety scandal have hit a major milestone with the first block granted permission to remove its combustible cladding. People living in 110 at the Quay will be able to stay in their apartments while the project to install safe, similar looking materials […] Click here to view original…

Dame Judith Hackitt commends Salix Homes as cladding remediation complete

Dame Judith Hackitt commends Salix Homes as cladding remediation complete

By News Feed | 5 May 2021

A leading figure in building safety has commended Salix Homes for its commitment to fire and building safety as the housing association announced the completion of its cladding remediation programme. Dame Judith Hackitt is Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) and led the Government’s Independent Review of […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders’ battle for cladding cash shows PM’s disconnect with public

Leaseholders’ battle for cladding cash shows PM’s disconnect with public

By News Feed | 4 May 2021

The post-Grenfell nightmare for high-rise leaseholders throws the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s greed and bellyaching about John Lewis furniture into sharp relief Grenfell Tower in the wake of the tragic 2017 fire. Image credit: ChiralJon/Flickr It’s a housing story that could yet cost the government dear. The details remain […] Click here to view original…

MPs slam cladding fund as inadequate

MPs slam cladding fund as inadequate

By News Feed | 2 May 2021

MPs have slammed the government’s response to the cladding scandal in a report calling for more funding to make buildings safe and prevent the financial burden from falling on leaseholders. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) says current plans fail to deliver on ministers’ promises that leaseholders […] Click here to view original…

Cladding Crisis: Government help is 'too little too late' as Robert Jenrick assures he is doing all he can to help

Cladding Crisis: Government help is ‘too little too late’ as Robert Jenrick assures he is doing all he can to help

By News Feed | 2 May 2021

Building safety campaigners say a top Government minister has missed the chance to offer hope to people living in unsafe high-rise homes on a visit to the North West. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick insists the Government is acting to help people living in blocks wrapped in flammable cladding. But […] Click here to view original…

Refugee who saw home destroyed by bombs fears losing London flat to cladding scandal

Refugee who saw home destroyed by bombs fears losing London flat to cladding scandal

By News Feed | 2 May 2021

Flat Owner Bassel Deeb outside Raymond Chadburn House A refugee who saw his home destroyed by bombs in wartorn Syria now fears losing his flat in Britain – over the cladding scandal. Bassel Deeb is among thousands facing ruinous bills to repair fire safety defects uncovered in the wake […] Click here to view original…

South London cladding: Leaseholders facing huge bills speak out

South London cladding: Leaseholders facing huge bills speak out

By News Feed | 2 May 2021

Affected leaseholders living on an estate in Lambeth South London leaseholders caught up in the cladding scandal are selling their furniture to keep up with huge bills. The rapid spread of the 2017 Grenfell fire, which claimed 72 lives, was found to be caused by dangerous cladding. Now laws […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders shamefully hung out to dry in cladding scandal

Leaseholders shamefully hung out to dry in cladding scandal

By News Feed | 2 May 2021

As a retired structural engineer, I know that modern buildings are designed by highly qualified architects and engineers, working within a framework of planning law and building control regulations. These professionals pay a substantial amount for professional indemnity insurance to cover the rare cases of failure through design error. […] Click here to view original…