Fire marshals patrolling council tower blocks will cost £200k a week

Fire marshals patrolling council tower blocks in a waking watch will cost Bristol City Council £200,000 a week. 77 wardens will be paid to patrol tower blocks with flammable polystyrene cladding until the council installs new fire safety measures like smoke alarms and sprinklers. Each of the 37 tower […] Click here to view original…

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Fire marshals patrolling council tower blocks will cost £200k a week

Fire marshals patrolling council tower blocks in a waking watch will cost Bristol City Council £200,000 a week. 77 wardens will be paid to patrol tower blocks with flammable polystyrene cladding until the council installs new fire safety measures like smoke alarms and sprinklers. Each of the 37 tower […] Click here to view original…

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Government steps in to address cladding cover shortage for assessors

The five-year scheme sees the government liaise with an MGA, reinsurer and technology provider to address protection gap The UK government and insurance industry have teamed up to offer property surveyors in the UK access to a government-backed professional indemnity (PI) insurance scheme, aimed at those who conduct assessments […] Click here to view original…

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Harold Wood homeowner loses buyer thanks to cladding issues

Marcus Ellard and his wife are unable to sell their flat in Freesia Court, on the Kings Park estate in Harold Wood, after a report said cladding might need remedial work (Image: Marcus Ellard) A homeowner trying to sell his flat said he feels as if he is “behind […] Click here to view original…

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Building Safety Levy – Government Undertaking Second Consultation Blog Construction

The Government has just announced it is commencing another consultation on building safety, this time by way of second consultation on the Building Safety Levy (“the Levy”). Following the many bills and regulations that have been introduced relating to building safety following the Grenfell tragedy, there was much concern […] Click here to view original…

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Two taken to hospital after Obel Tower fire in Belfast

Two people have been taken to hospital following a fire at the Obel Tower in Belfast. The incident happened shortly before 06:20 GMT on Friday. Forty-two firefighters, five officers and six fire appliances attended the scene at the city centre high-rise apartment block. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service […] Click here to view original…

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Defect-riddled apartments covered in mould could be write-offs as repair costs mount

Black mould has inundated this Clayton apartment block. Black mould is being uncovered in the walls of defective apartment blocks, in what experts describe as an “absolute catastrophe”. Workers have laid bare wall cavities riddled with black mould and rotten timber in poorly constructed apartment buildings assessed under Victoria’s […] Click here to view original…

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