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Government launches £1bn Building Safety Fund to replace cladding on high rise residential buildings

The UK Government has launched its £1 billion building safety fund, initially revealed in the most recent Budget announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The registration process is now open and closes on 31 July 2020. Read More

‘Biggest changes to building safety in a generation’ says UK Government

In early April, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced the UK Government’s “ambitious steps to further reform the building safety systems”, in line with the Building a Safer Future consultation. Read More

Cladding manufacturer holds fire tests to prove panel safety

A cladding manufacturer has undertaken a series of ‘real life’ tests to prove that it’s cladding products do not burn. Read More

Bolton fire: ‘A reminder of the depth of issues within England’s building regulations and fire-safety regime’

In the aftermath of a fire which ripped through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday night, a fire safety expert has said that sound understanding of building and fire science is needed. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester’s mayor has called the cladding on building a cause for ‘concern’. Read More

Grenfell anniversary: Have lessons been learned two years on?

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives and exposed shameful complacency and shortcomings in UK fire safety. Read More

Government backs down on refusal to foot £200m cladding bill

The government has pledged to pay the £200m bill for replacing aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on about 150 private high-rise blocks across England. Read More

Grenfell cladding 55 times more flammable than other materials

Academics at the University of Central Lancashire have published a new report in the Journal for Hazardous Materials Read More

Slipped ladder led to shattered elbow

A cladding firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker shattered his elbow in a fall from height. Read More

Minister admits dangerous cladding remains on council tower blocks

Dangerous cladding remains on 44 council or housing association tower blocks, according to the latest government figures. Read More

Toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests have suggested. Read More



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