Leaseholders at building in London face having to pay £70,000 each to make it safe
The British Government is banning combustible materials on new high rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency remediation work, it has been announced.
Hundreds of residents in London homes close to Grenfell Tower are facing a cold Christmas after council chiefs told them the cladding on two tower blocks was a “substantial” fire hazard and must be removed without delay.
One of the country’s biggest housebuilders has agreed to cover the cost of replacing combustible Grenfell-style cladding, ending months of financial uncertainty for hundreds of householders.
RICS welcomes the announcement by the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, at the Conservative Party Conference, banning combustible cladding on all new schools, hospitals, care homes, student accommodation and residential buildings above 18m.
Fifty-four student residential towers have material similar to that at Grenfell Tower
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Five reports have been published at the start of the fact-finding stage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died. They cover the tower's safety measures, how the fire spread and the evacuation. Here are the key findings.
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The installation of sprinklers in 36 council-owned tower blocks across Manchester is set to go ahead as the widespread ramifications of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London which claimed at least 71 lives in the summer continue.
Housing associations and councils across the country are rushing to improve the fire safety of their social housing blocks by outsourcing more than £300m of work through the two biggest contract awards in eight years.
A major property investor is to plough £53m into the development of a new apartment scheme in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Insurance giant Legal & General has revealed it is investing the funds into the new Newhall Square development, which secured planning permission last month.
Burning cladding on Grenfell Tower would have released 14 times more heat than a key government test allows, the Victoria Derbyshire show has learned.
The government has ordered a taskforce to take over parts of Kensington and Chelsea Council in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The US firm that supplied cladding used on London's Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks.
Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to "issues" identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least 79.
In the wake of the disaster at a west London tower block in which 30 people have been confirmed dead so far, there have been accusations that the government has ignored lessons from previous tower block fires.
London is increasingly becoming a city of high-rise living. There are more than 700 tower blocks, ranging from brand new luxury developments to the post-war council-owned buildings seen as a quick-fix to cure problems caused by crumbling and unsanitary 19th Century hovels.
A survey has claimed that more than four in 10 tenants in house-shares could be at risk due to not having a working smoke alarm.
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