New government guidance on cladding approved by property management firm

Principle Estate Management has welcomed a major UK government intervention that means leaseholders “trapped” in flats due to the cladding crisis could soon be able to sell or remortgage their properties. The comments from the estate manager come in the wake of advice from an independent expert group that […] Click here to view original…

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New government guidance on cladding approved by property management firm

Principle Estate Management has welcomed a major UK government intervention that means leaseholders “trapped” in flats due to the cladding crisis could soon be able to sell or remortgage their properties. The comments from the estate manager come in the wake of advice from an independent expert group that […] Click here to view original…

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Dangerous combustible cladding to be removed from flats

Mayer House, Chatham Place Plans have been submitted to urgently remove “dangerous and defective” cladding from a seven-storey block of flats for key workers in the town centre. Combustible cladding will be removed from Mayer House’s façade and replaced with non-combustible material, along with works to ensure the Chatham […] Click here to view original…

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Residents fear apartment insurance cost due to unsafe cladding

Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury (left) and Halton MP Derek Twigg (right), with leaseholders from The Deck including Julie Fraser RESIDENTS living in an apartment complex in Runcorn fear their insurance costs could top £1million due to dangerous cladding. Flammable cladding across the country – including The Deck – […] Click here to view original…

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Student rooms developer to strip HPL cladding from 22 buildings

Waverley House, one of six Unite buildings where ACM cladding has been replaced Unite, which completed replacement work on all buildings fitted with Grenfell-style ACM cladding last year, said it was committed to replacing the cladding over the next 12 to 36 months. Around a year ago the student […] Click here to view original…

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‘I want children but my life is on hold’: Meet the homeowner with a cladding repair bill that is almost the SAME as the original £230k cost of her flat

When homeowner Sophie Bichener, 29, bought her flat in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in 2017 for £230,000, she had no idea about the potentially crippling costs that lay ahead. She moved into the flat just before the fire at Grenfell Tower, in West London , which caused 72 deaths. Like so […] Click here to view original…

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“Unlikely” for Slough Council to recover costs to remove Grenfell cladding

(2) IT’S “extremely unlikely” Slough Council will claw back the costs to make safe a building covered in Grenfell Tower-esque cladding from insurers, it has been claimed. Back in 2019, the cabinet approved to make a £7m loan, with an option to provide an additional £3m, to Ground Rental […] Click here to view original…

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“Unlikely” for Slough Council to recover costs to remove Grenfell cladding

IT’S “extremely unlikely” Slough Council will claw back the costs to make safe a building covered in Grenfell Tower-esque cladding from insurers, it has been claimed. Back in 2019, the cabinet approved to make a £7m loan, with an option to provide an additional £3m, to Ground Rental Estates […] Click here to view original…

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‘Set deadline to remove cladding,’ Tower Hamlets mayor urges

Toddler joins mum in protest at Canary Wharf in May to get cladding removed from tower blocks A call to set a national deadline to remove all Grenfell-style cladding on tower blocks has been made by the mayor of Tower Hamlets at the launch of the East End’s building […] Click here to view original…

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Barratt recladding costs soar to £81m

This morning the hosue builder said its legacy property costs for the year to June 2021 had risen by £30m, comprising both the cladding and Citiscape and associated reviews. In a trading update for the year-end, the firm said: “While the charges in respect of cladding and external wall […] Click here to view original…

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