Property round-up: Watson Homes; Cube Homes; Intelligent FS; Great Places; Cullimore Dutton Solicitors; Legat Owen

CGI of the Clayton-Le-Moors scheme Developer and contractor, Watson Homes, has had plans approved to build 127 new homes in Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire. All of the homes will be made available for either affordable rent or affordable home ownership through North West housing association Onward Homes. The development has been […] Click here to view original…

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Merseyside-based construction firm handed £3.5 million cladding contract

Merseyside-based construction firm Intelligent FS has won a £3.5 million cladding contract for a Manchester apartment block. The company – which recently moved into a state-of-the-art office complex in Hale after tripling its workforce in a £1 million upgrade – will tackle the 450 flats at Milliners Wharf without […] Click here to view original…

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Court backs Broadway Malyan’s refusal to hand cladding docs to contractor

1/4 The Hive building in Bethnal Green (July 2021) 4/4 The Hive building in Bethnal Green (September 2020) Contractor Balfour Beatty took the architect to court to request information about the procurement, design and inspection of The Hive, a seven-storey student building in Bethnal Green. It comes as the […] Click here to view original…

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Man in court charged with fraud over post-Grenfell cladding safety certificates

Thomas Clarke leaving court today A Merseyside man has appeared in court after he was charged with fraud as part of an investigation into fraudulently signed building cladding safety forms. Thomas Clarke, 33, of Second Avenue in Rainhill appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today charged with fraud by false […] Click here to view original…

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Merseyside man has appeared in court after he was charged with fraud as part of an investigation into fraudulently signed building cladding safety forms.

A Merseyside man has appeared in court after he was charged with fraud as part of an investigation into fraudulently signed building cladding safety forms. Thomas Clarke, 33, of Second Avenue in Rainhill appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today charged with fraud by false representation regarding the signing of […] Click here to view original…

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High rise tenants kept in the dark about fire safety issues

Carolina House tenants only discovered potential safety problems with the building when they took steps to buy their flat off the council. Photos by Julian Preece Bristol City Council has kept the tenants of a high-rise council block in the dark about multiple fire safety issues, the Cable can […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding scandal: Man appears in court for fraudulent forms in Wales and England

Flammable cladding has been identified at buildings across the UK following the Grenfell tower fire. A man accused of fraudulently signing cladding safety forms has appeared in court. Thomas Clarke appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with fraud by false representation. The 33-year-old, of Second Avenue, Rainhill, […] Click here to view original…

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Taylor Wimpey is still reaping what it sowed

The shadow of Grenfell looms large over Taylor Wimpey’s (TW) half-year results. In a bid to make sure a similar tragedy never happens again, the government has been asking residential developers and housebuilders to cough up funds, not just to remove unsafe cladding from buildings in their portfolio, but […] Click here to view original…

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The Building Safety Act: significant changes since the Bill

Introduction On 28 April 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent and became the Building Safety Act (the “ Act ”). Certain sections of the Act came into force on 28 June 2022. The first High Court judgment concerning liability for installing combustible cladding products has also been […] Click here to view original…

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