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…

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Cladded flats: Residents feel trapped in 'unsafe' building

Residents in an apartment complex in Manchester have to pay for a fire warden 24/7 after their building was deemed unsafe. Leanne Kilheeney and Matt Hallsworth are among those in Albion Works who have been told they will have to pay for the replacement of the exterior timber cladding […] Click here to view original…

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Imprisoned by cladding: The flat owners who cannot sell

Thousands of people in the UK are living in flats they cannot sell, because the outside wall is covered in cladding. Sometimes it’s combustible, like the material that turned Grenfell Tower into an inferno. But people may become prisoners in their homes even when it isn’t – because the […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell Tower fire: Firms 'knew cladding would fail in fire'

Companies involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower knew a planned cladding system would fail in the event of a fire, emails suggest. The evidence was presented to the public inquiry into the fire at the London high-rise block. The 2017 disaster killed 72 people. The inquiry’s second phase, […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding victims now being hit by insurance hikes, reports BBC R4 You and Yours

Birmingham’s Islington Gates is one of the cladding sites where leaseholders have been stung by a surge in insurance premiums this year By Harry Scoffin The cladding crisis has rippled through the insurance market, with leasehold tenants in dangerous apartment buildings “being hammered” by “inflated bills”, BBC Radio 4’s […] Click here to view original…

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