cladding


The heat is on – looking back at Fire Summit 2018

One of the most important sessions on the day examined the Grenfell Tower tragedy and its implications for the fire protection sector. Read More

Insurers warn cladding ban does not go far enough

Speaking at the Fire Protection Association’s Fire Summit, the ABI’s Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, said government plans to ban the use of combustible materials for all new high-rise residential buildings taller than 18 metres, “runs the risk of unnecessarily limiting the public safety benefits”. Read More

IOSH calls for cladding ban to be widened

Safety experts have warned that a new government ban on combustible cladding on new tower blocks does not go far enough. Read More

Hackitt warns it is impossible to rule out another Grenfell

Dame Judith Hackitt has warned it is impossible to rule out another 'catastrophic event' like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes are not made to the regulatory system. Read More

‘Human rights, as well as health and safety, are compromised by Grenfell-style combustible cladding’

British Safety Council supports the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s challenge to the government over failure to protect lives. Read More

Asbestos exposure puts workers at risk

Wood Treatment Ltd, a wood processing company, has been fined after unsafe asbestos work was carried out at its premises in in Macclesfield. Read More

Dangerous cladding: Just a quarter of private buildings have plans to remove it

Plans are in place to remove and replace dangerous cladding from just a quarter of privately-owned housing blocks, according to the latest government statistics. Read More

Combustible cladding: MPs call for complete ban

Government plans to ban the use of combustible cladding in new high-rise buildings do not go far enough, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. Read More

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



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