cladding


New laws announced to protect leaseholders in the debate over who is responsible for building safety costs

Michael Gove has announced that strict new measures will be enforced to ensure industry pay to remove dangerous cladding. Read More

Firm in court over work at height and welfare issues

A plant hire company has been fined for leaving workers at risk of a fall from height and failing to provide minimum welfare facilities. Read More

Additional £27 million for Waking Watch Relief Fund announced by government

Designed to 'remove' or 'reduce' the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, an additional £27 million has been made available by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Read More

Gove puts pressure on housing developers to help pay for cladding remediation costs

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, is putting pressure on developers in the construction industry to pay to fix the cladding crises that “they caused”. Read More

Grenfell Inquiry: Government “hid” fire safety risks to buildings

Consecutive governments have been accused of “deliberately covering up” the dangers posed to combustible materials before the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More

Ministers urged to reveal whether dangerous cladding tested in the early 2000s was used at Grenfell

Safety expert, Dr Jonathan Evans, is demanding ministers disclose whether ‘highly dangerous’ cladding that failed fire tests commissioned by the Government in 2002, was used at Grenfell Tower. Read More

Gove admits ‘mistakes made’ in cladding crisis, questions leaseholder responsibility for costs and revokes advice on low-rise buildings

Safety advice released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire that has stood since January 2020, and has led to hundreds of low-rise buildings being deemed unsafe, is to be withdrawn by Christmas according to Michael Gove. Read More

Number of unsafe buildings in London suspending ‘stay put’ strategy passes 1k – Fire Commissioner calls for urgent action

Urgent action has been called for by the London Fire Commissioner after the number of apartment blocks in London deemed unsafe exceeds 1,000. Read More

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

The Government has released interim figures on the number of successful applications for funding of fire detection and alarm systems under its Waking Watch Relief Fund. Read More

Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

Following new advice from fire safety experts commissioned by the Secretary of State earlier this year, the Government has set out that EWS1 (External Wall System) Forms should no longer be requested for buildings below 18m. Read More



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