residential fires

Theresa May calls for ‘major national investigation’ into use of cladding

The use of non-flame retardant cladding on tower blocks will be part of a ‘major national investigation’ – possibly attached to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry – reports have claimed. Read More

All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests – every single panel tested so far. Read More

Grenfell fire presentations added to FIREX 2017 programme

Two seminars examining the Grenfell tower tragedy have been added to the FIREX Expertise & Guidance Theatre. Read More

Watch: The Lakanal House fire safety prosecution revisted by Dr David Crowder

Watch our interview with BRE Global's Dr David Crowder about the ramifications of the Lakanal House fire safety prosecution. Read More

Southwark Council fined £570,000 over Lakanal House deaths

Southwark Council has been fined a total of £570,000 for safety failures at Lakanal House, the south London tower block in which three women and three children lost their lives in 2009. Read More

Living in a Grade II-listed building in Kensington: not necessarily as prestigious as it sounds – fire-safety news round-up

A landlord has been fined £165,000 after a council inspection found overcrowded, unsafe conditions with no fire doors or smoke detectors. Read More

Poorest in society at greatest risk from residential fires, research reveals

People on the lowest incomes tend to be the most vulnerable to the risk of residential fires, research launched during Fire Door Safety Week has revealed. Read More

Energy-efficient designs are making balconies more of a fire risk, says DCLG report

Design measures taken to optimise energy efficiency in residential developments are potentially making balconies a greater fire risk, a report from BRE Global has concluded. Read More

Tragedy averted as AI camera rescues home and pet dogs

Nobody was home when fire broke out in Christophe’s house, but the Netatmo Welcome meant his home and dogs were still intact when he returned. Read More

The Simple Solution to 50% of Accidental House Fires. What are We Waiting for?

An innovation already widely deployed in Norway can drastically reduce the number of kitchen fires in the UK and elsewhere, suggests Innohome managing director Pertti Haavisto. All we need is the political will to make it happen. Read More

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