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…

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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…

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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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High-rise residents warn worries over fire safety causing mental distress

A survey of residents living in high-rise buildings in Manchester has found fire safety risks are damaging their mental health and wellbeing. The report, published by the Greater Manchester High-Rise Task Force, found seven in 10 residents are worried about a fire in their building. They said the worry […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding Nightmare Causes Reducing Saleable Housing Stock

Up to 200,000 homes have been left unsaleable because of unsafe cladding. As the Government scramble to rectify the cladding nightmare enveloping the nation, homeowners have been left stranded in their dangerous homes as stakeholders in the property sector argue over who should take accountability and responsibility for the […] Click here to view original…

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Commons question confirms on-going Non ACM fire risk results

None of the materials so far subject to on-going Non ACM tests present a fire hazard like that of ACM, Housing Minister Esther McVey has said. McVey was responding to a written Commons question from Labour’s Steve Reed asking what direct experimental information the Independent Expert Panel relied on […] Click here to view original…

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