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Residents in £3m legal claim for loss of homes in destructive fire

The residents of a housing block destroyed in a fire are claiming more than £3 million in damages from the company that built it, and from the housing association that owned it. Read More

New cladding fire risk identified and could be “tip of iceberg”

A London Council has warned that low-rise timber-frame homes retrofitted with a fire-spreading plastic cladding could be mirrored across the country. Read More

Who pays for fire safety remedies in residential blocks? Examining the cases so far

The Building Safety Act provides for leaseholders to be protected from having to pay for remediation of fire safety defects in their blocks, but who is ultimately going to foot the bill? Read More

Leaseholders obtain first remediation order under Building Safety Act for defective cladding

Leaseholders in Streatham Hill, London, have successfully obtained the first recorded remediation order under the Building Safety Act (BSA) 2022. Read More

Construction company fined £240,000 after residents put at risk during cladding removal

A health and safety inspector found dangerous cladding lying on residents’ balconies at a Liverpool apartment block, posing a serious fire risk. Read More

Gove blasts CEOs of Arconic and Kingspan calling on them to pay up for unsafe cladding

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has written no-holds-barred letters to the CEOs of legacy flammable cladding and insulation suppliers Arconic and Kingspan, as Ron Alalouff reports. Read More

Residents forced to leave waterside apartment block in Ipswich with cladding ‘more flammable’ than Grenfell Tower

Ron Alalouff reports on the chaos surrounding a residential block with a range of complex fire safety defects. Read More

Bristol City Council to spend £96 million on fire safety measures including sprinklers in all its tower blocks

In the wake of assessments under PAS 9980, the council is investing in substantial fire safety improvements for all of its tower blocks, reports Ron Alalouff. Read More

Government releases guide on the application process for the Building Safety Fund

The government has released a short guide on the Building Safety Fund which provides funding to address life safety fire risks in England. Read More

Court ruling finds contractor liable for £8 million cost of removing unsafe cladding

The High Court in London has handed down a landmark judgment that establishes legal liability for remedial safety work on buildings. Read More



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