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Jewellery Quarter flat owners slapped with bills up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding

By Admin | March 4, 2020 |
Jewellery Quarter flat owners slapped with bills up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding

Leaseholders of Islington Gates have been told to replace the cladding which covers their building Residents of a Birmingham apartment block feel “trapped” after being slapped with bills for up to £100,000 to replace flammable cladding. More than 140 leaseholders at Islington Gates in the Jewellery Quarter have been […] Click here to view original…

Residents forced to shower outside ‘humiliated’

By Admin | March 3, 2020 |
Residents forced to shower outside 'humiliated'

The shower block which is near a main road was installed while pipes are replaced in the flats Residents living in a block of 90 flats have described being forced to use outdoor showers as “humiliating”. The Stratford apartments, in east London, have been without hot water and heating […] Click here to view original…

Student landlord takes action on HPL cladding

By Admin | March 3, 2020 |
Student landlord takes action on HPL cladding

4 days Unite Group, landlord to 74,000 students across the UK, is set to spend up to £20m over the next two years replacing cladding due to fire risk. A Unite Students property in Bristol Unite has already removed aluminium composite materials (ACM) cladding from its tall buildings in […] Click here to view original…

People living in Bristol’s Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding ‘trauma’

By Admin | March 2, 2020 |
People living in Bristol's Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding 'trauma'

Eclipse Tower above Harvey Nichols in Cabot Circus which has the Grenfell-like cladding People living in a Bristol tower block which has the same cladding as Grenfell Tower in London could need psychological support. That’s the warning from the British Psychological Society, who said they have increasing concern for […] Click here to view original…

Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

By Admin | March 2, 2020 |
Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

Social landlords have warned they are facing a bill of more than £10bn to fix fire safety problems after the Grenfell Tower disaster and that much-needed affordable housebuilding is in jeopardy unless the government funds a bailout. The cost is at least 25 times greater than the £400m budgeted […] Click here to view original…

David Ross: Red tape may be a burden but it can be all that separates life from death

By Admin | March 2, 2020 |
David Ross: Red tape may be a burden but it can be all that separates life from death

© Shutterstock Photo by David Cliff/SOPA Images/Shutterstock (10490686b) Grenfell Tower which was destroyed by fire in June 2017, stands shrouded in sheeting in North Kensington, London. Seventy-two people died in the blaze, the severity of which many local residents blamed afterwards on the impact of years of Conservative government […] Click here to view original…

Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

By Admin | March 2, 2020 |
Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

It’s been more than two years since the Grenfell Tower disaster, and a lot’s changed in the construction industry, but the repercussions are still being felt by many high-rise residents. Across England, thousands of owners of flats in high-rise buildings are currently in limbo, unable to remortgage or sell […] Click here to view original…

7 out of 10 high-rise residents in Greater Manchester live in fear of fire in their building

By Admin | February 28, 2020 |
7 out of 10 high-rise residents in Greater Manchester live in fear of fire in their building

A combination of fears of fire and growing costs of living has contributed to a growth in mental health problems in high-rise residents in Greater Manchester. A report published by the Greater Manchester High-Rise task force found that financial pressures and fears over fire safety in the wake of […] Click here to view original…

The Grenfell fallout

By Admin | February 28, 2020 |
The Grenfell fallout

The scale of the cladding crisis is thought to affect up to 500,000 people nationwide, and we are collaborating with other sector groups and organisations to request a multi-billion-pound fund to remediate unsafe buildings. The fallout from the Grenfell tragedy has proved to be a difficult time for property […] Click here to view original…

Unite reveals £20m cost of replacing HPL cladding

By Admin | February 27, 2020 |
Unite reveals £20m cost of replacing HPL cladding

Waverley House, one of six Unite buildings where ACM cladding has been replaced Unite said it had completed replacement work on all buildings fitted with Grenfell-style ACM cladding and had now turned to assessing the extent of HPL cladding on its estate. The Ministry of Housing has advised that […] Click here to view original…

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