Inspections have revealed that Carillion used non-complaint cladding on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital that it was building at the time it went into liquidation
Landlords across the UK have been urged by the Government to remove unsafe cladding from their buildings or face enforcement action
Investigations by Epping Forest District Council and Essex Fire and Rescue Service into a fire at the Burton Road development in Debden has revealed that the insulation used was flammable
Paul Everall, chief exec of LABC gives his response to claims made by Paul Wilkins of the ACAI that the Hackitt Review was wrong to call for approved inspectors to be excluded from inspecting high-rise residential blocks
Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry.
The Hackitt Review made a number of recommendations that will improve safety throughout the lifetime of a building. However, argues Paul Wilkins, it got it wrong on the role of private approved inspectors
David Parr, policy and technical director at the British Safety Council, examines the final recommendations of the Hackitt Review into fire safety and building regulations
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published its response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ report, commissioned by government following the Grenfell Tower fire
New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
Theresa May has pledged £400m to strip dangerous cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower from other high-rise blocks. But Christian Pillai of MAC Construction Consultants argues that a fundamental change in culture is also needed to avoid future tragedies
After the Grenfell disaster, there has understandably been a crisis of trust, property managers and landlords must learn effective two-way communication
Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials and fire safety work including the many options available to the industry.
Secretary of State for Communities, Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced further plans to support councils as they work with owners of high-rise residentials blocks to remove unsafe cladding.
The ban on combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings which are 18 metres takes a step forwards as Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, publishes a consultation