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Permitted Development Amended to Require Report on Fire Safety

PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS have now been amended to require a fire safety report confirming the fire resistance of external walls. The Ministry of Housing, Communities...

Government Must Provide Greater and Faster Funding for Dangerous Cladding

THE HOUSE of Commons Housing Committee report on replacing dangerous combustible cladding was debated yesterday in Parliament. To date, only a third (155 out of...

British Safety Council Demands Action after 3 Years Cladding Delay Post...

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the British Safety Council has today written to the Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, to ask the government to act to...

Dangerous Cladding Replaced on Under Half of Buildings

NEW FIGURES released up until the end of May 2020 show that 46% of all identified buildings with dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding...

Combustible Cladding Remediation in the Spotlight as Applications for Government Funding...

CLADDING REMEDIATION SPECIALIST, HSRoofClad is working with clients across the country to assist with submissions of the Government’s recently released EWS1 form, part of...

£70m Cladding Replacement and Structural Bill for Barratt

BARRAT DEVELOPMENTS plc is facing a bill of £70 million over this year and next for the removal and replacement of dangerous cladding and...

Replacement of Dangerous Cladding on High Rise Homes Too Slow

THE REMOVAL OF dangerous aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from high-rise residential buildings has been too slow says the National Audit Office (NAO). After the Grenfell...

Taxpayer to Foot £1.6 bn with Building Safety Fund for Dangerous...

THE TAXPAYER’S bill for removing unsafe cladding has been extended to £1.6 billion with the Building Safety Fund launched by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick...

“Biggest Changes to Building Safety in a Generation”

HOUSING SECRETARY Robert Jenrick MP has announced reforms to building safety calling them the “biggest changes in a generation”. New measures include mandatory sprinkler systems...

MPs Launch Inquiry into Cladding Replacements Post-Grenfell

A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE has launched an inquiry into the pace of cladding works on high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire. The Housing, Communities and...