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Rhianna Sexton is IFSEC Insider's Assistant Editor. Rhianna manages and uploads content, carries out interviews with leading figures in the fire and security sector, and reports on the latest news and events from the industry. Rhianna is also Assistant Editor of IFSEC Insider's sister title, SHP.
January 17, 2024


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Remediation order

Bristol landlords ordered to replace cladding deemed a fire ‘safety risk’

Landlords of a block of flats in Bristol have been ordered to fix cladding after surveyors found defects in the building. 

Orchard House. Image credit: Google Maps

The case was brought to a residential property tribunal by two leaseholders residing in Orchard House, a five-storey building in Brislington.

A fire risk assessment found several safety defects in the building, which was previously a 1960s office block, converted five years ago to 54 self-contained apartments.

The tribunal panel’s decision on Monday 15 January, as reported by Bristol Post, said the leaseholders each filed a separate application for a remediation order under the Building Safety Act.

The tribunal report said: “Given the findings within the FRAEW we are satisfied that the defects have caused and continue to cause a ‘building safety risk’.”

The landlords have to carry out remediation works including replacing infill panels above the windows to the East block and spandrel panels at the Link block with non-combustible materials.

Stockwood Land 2 Ltd, the owners of the property, must complete the works by June 2024.

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

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