Grenfell: Cladding tests must reflect real life

The Grenfell Tower fire is one of the most significant the UK has seen for years, bringing widespread attention to a number of failures and to a system described by Dame Judith Hackitt as ‘not fit for purpose’. Read More

New Cambridge hospital opening delayed over cladding concerns

The opening of a new hospital in Cambridge has been delayed because of concerns over some of the insultation materials used in the new building. Read More

Grenfell Tower: One year on

Today marks the anniversary of the horrific fire of which engulfed Grenfell Tower block, in North Kensington, and took the lives of 72 residents, on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Read More

New figures reveal cladding removed on seven social housing blocks

Only seven out of 158 social housing blocks in England with dangerous cladding have had the material completely removed, according Read More

Flammable cladding removed from just 3 out of 300 council-buildings since Grenfell

800 tower blocks across the country are estimated to still have flammable cladding, almost 9 months since the Grenfell Tower Read More

Grenfell: Labour warns national fire testing regime “in tatters”

Labour has claimed the fire testing system is in “tatters”, after the BRE withdrew the results for the insulation used on Grenfell Tower. Read More

Grenfell: Dangerous cladding replaced on just three social housing tower blocks

Only three social housing tower blocks have had flammable cladding fully replaced since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, official figures have revealed. Read More

Grenfell Tower: mental health of emergency services during times of trauma

What about the mental wounds suffered by the emergency services who went back in time and time again to rescue the people of Grenfell Tower? Read More

Councils ordered to check tower block cladding

The government has directed local authorities and social housing landlords to run tests on any cladding on their tower blocks Read More

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