Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Thousands of new hospitals, flats and schools at risk of fire

Nick Kirwin paid £160,000 for a new flat in Manchester but doesn’t know whether the cladding and insulation are safe A new block at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a school in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among nearly 1,400 public buildings with walls that could have fire risks, an […] Click here to view original…

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Policyholders see premiums jump nearly 800%

Policyholders see premiums jump nearly 800%

Owners of apartments with flammable cladding are facing an astronomical rise in insurance premiums in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with some seeing prices jump nearly 800%. The situation comes as many providers are hesitant to provide cover on their own, opting instead to share risks with […] Click here to view original…

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Safety fears as repair work stops on Sheppard Robson fire block

Safety fears as repair work stops on Sheppard Robson fire block

MP calls on housing secretary to intervene as Bellway staff down tools at Barking Riverside scheme amid covid-19 crisis Veteran east London MP Margaret Hodge has called on the housing secretary to intervene after repair work stopped on a fire-hit block of flats designed by Sheppard Robson. The six-storey […] Click here to view original…

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BrumLAG 5 weeks in …

Our last blog post at the beginning of the month was titled “1 week in …”. We had hoped to do a weekly post but things have been happening so fast 4 weeks have got behind us already! Back on the 4th Sophie and Brian recorded a podcast over a few glasses of wine and…

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Freeholders attacked over cladding ‘get big windfall’

Freeholders attacked over cladding ‘get big windfall’

A recent survey found that insurance costs have increased markedly on many cladding sites The housing secretary has been accused of giving a huge windfall to the owners of residential development freeholds days after attacking them for their response to the flammable cladding crisis. Last week Robert Jenrick announced […] Click here to view original…

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