cladding


Defective cladding – a legal perspective

In a new collaboration with regular articles from legal firm, Kingsley Napley, IFSEC Insider hears from Partners, Hannah Eales and Claire Lamkin, who provide answers to common defective cladding questions. Read More

58% of unsafe buildings yet to start remediation works, government data shows

Data from the Department for Levelling Up and Housing and Communities monthly remediation report, shows that 58% of buildings identified with unsafe cladding are yet to start remediation works. Read More

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. Read More

Camden Council completes remediation work via Building Safety Fund

Camden Council has invested £7 million, using funding available from the Government’s Building Safety Fund, to replace dangerous cladding. Read More

FPA develops new fire test and assessment method for external cladding systems

The FPA has developed RISC 501: Fire Test and Assessment Method for External Cladding Systems through RISCAuthority. Read More

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

A health and safety inspector discovered cladding that posed a serious fire risk lying on residents’ balconies at a Liverpool apartment block, resulting in a fine of £240,000 for the construction company found to be at fault. Read More

Newham Council first local authority to prosecute for cladding removal delay

Newham Council has become the first local authority to successfully prosecute a building owner for failing to meet their cladding removal deadline under the Housing Act 2004. Read More

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

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

CROSS report finds ‘near miss’ incident as combustible cladding material ignited during remediation works

A CROSS report found that combustible insulation on the external walls of a high-rise had been ‘ignited’ during remediation work. Read More

Two Glasgow blocks of flats set to be demolished due to fire safety concerns

Deemed 'unsustainable and unaffordable' to save, two high-rise blocks of flats in Glasgow are set to be demolished. Read More

Gove opens Cladding Safety Scheme and commits to mandating second staircases in new residential buildings over 18m

Michael Gove outlined his long-term plans for housing in England on 24 July – with a portion dedicated to building safety. Read More

Anxiety, mistrust and anger: The resident’s view of the Building Safety Crisis

A heartfelt view from two homeowners who have become involved in the wider campaign on the building safety crisis and fire safety. Read More

Gove encourages investors of cladding companies linked to Grenfell to “use influence” to ensure firms pay for unsafe cladding

Gove has written to the CEOs and investors of legacy flammable cladding and insulation suppliers to Grenfell, calling on them to 'pay up'. 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 its tower blocks. Read More

Developers given six-week deadline to sign remediation contract to fix unsafe buildings

Michael Gove has given developers a hard deadline of six weeks to sign a legal agreement committing them to fixing unsafe buildings. Read More



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