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Grenfell residents’ rights were breached – equalities watchdog

Both central and local government strongly criticised by EHRC report into tragedy! The human rights of Grenfell Tower residents were breached by the council and central government before the disaster that killed 72 people, according to a hard-hitting report by the government’s own equalities watchdog. Residents’ rights to life and adequate housing were contravened before […]

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Cladding ‘comes off’ tower block in high winds

A piece of cladding has ‘fallen off’ a tower block as high winds continue to batter Oxfordshire! The recently-replaced cladding in Plowman Tower, Northway, came off on Monday, according to people who live there. Oxford City Council has confirmed the incident and said it is looking into what happened. One resident, who asked not to […]

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26,500 flats still wrapped in Grenfell-style cladding

Towers containing 26,500 flats remain covered in unsafe, Grenfell-style cladding 21 months after the disaster, it has emerged! Housing minister Kit Malthouse said there are approximately 9,100 homes in the 119 social housing high rises that are still clad in aluminium composite material (ACM) and deemed unlikely to meet building regulations. It is thought there […]

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More than 350 tower blocks with Grenfell-style cladding are yet to have it removed and progress is so slow it could take another five years to compete

Official figures revealed 354 high-rise buildings that are yet to be renovated! Current rate of progress so slow it could take another five years to complete! Labour minister accused the government of ‘reckless’ approach to fire safety! Eight out of 10 tower blocks wrapped in dangerous Grenfell Tower-style cladding are yet to have it removed, […]

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‘Grave concern’ over new cladding tests which will not have failure criteria

Experts have expressed ‘grave concern’ about the bespoke safety testing methodology the government has designed for non-aluminium cladding systems, which will have no success or failure criteria! The latest round of cladding tests commissioned by the government has come under criticism for being less comprehensive than those done on cladding made from aluminium composite materials […]

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The cladding nightmare for residents

Around the country, 167 tower blocks are still clad in material similar to that which aided the spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017! Hayley Kennedy bought her flat in the Northpoint building, a high-rise block in Bromley, south-east London, in 2014. As she suffers from a rare condition that has led to […]

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Cladding liability update

A clearer picture is starting to emerge on liability for combustible cladding! Evidence from the first phase of the Grenfell inquiry, which ended in December, has confirmed how quickly combustible cladding contributed to the spread of the fire. The external cladding was alight within 11 minutes of the kitchen fire starting, after the fire breached […]

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