Welsh government to invest £3m to replace cladding on tower blocks post Grenfell

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £3 million to replace cladding on three tower blocks in Newport
Hackitt review

Safety council reveals concerns over Hackitt review

The British Safety Council has revealed it is concerned about some of the recommendations in the Hackitt review of building regulations, including self-certification for compliance
high-rise buildings

MPs seek advice to improve the safety of high-rise buildings following post-Grenfell report

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will ask construction industry experts for  advice on the changes that should be made to building regulations to improve the safety of high-rise buildings.
high-rise buildings

Government to launch consultation on banning cladding on high-rise buildings

The government has welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, and has made a series of commitments to ensure people living in high-rise buildings are safe

Hackitt Review calls for “radical rethink” of regulations – but no ban on cladding

The independent review of building regulations and fire safety set up by the government in the wake the Grenfell Tower disaster has called for a "radical rethink" of the system - but has rejected calls to ban flammable cladding
unsafe cladding

Government to fund removal of unsafe cladding in social housing

The government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400m, it was announced yesterday (16 May 2018)
fire safety

Government fire safety proposals ‘could encourage desktop assessments’

Government proposals to limit the use of desktop assessments to test the fire performance of external cladding systems could actually increase their use and potentially lead to dangerous materials being installed on buildings.

New research exposes ‘inadequate’ industry fire certification

Research conducted on behalf of the insurance industry following the Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the ‘utter inadequacy’ of the laboratory tests currently used to check and certify the fire safety of building materials
safety advice

‘No change’ needed to safety advice following failure of Grenfell fire door

Independent experts have said that no change is needed to building fire safety advice following the test failure of a fire door from Grenfell Tower
Most Controversial Project

Risk report highlights Grenfell Tower as ‘Most Controversial Project’

The Most Controversial Project report, published by RepRisk today (22nd March 2018), disclosed that out of the 10 most hazardous projects they found, two are from the UK and listed Grenfell Tower, which led to the death of 75 people, as their ‘Most Controversial Project’ in the world.

In the shadow of Grenfell

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted a nationwide examination of cladding used on high-rise towers. But who is responsible for dealing with the cost of replacing potentially dangerous materials? Daniel Stern of Slater Heelis examines where the law stands.
fire doors

Further investigations announced for Grenfell fire doors

Following the identification of an issue with a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower, the government is undertaking further investigations to establish the full circumstances
FoI requests

Grenfell council faces court action for failing to respond to FoI requests

Kensington & Chelsea Council faces a contempt of court action over neglecting to disclose information relating to the Grenfell disaster – including housing policy

Horbury’s becomes approved fire safety contractor on Re:allies framework

Experts in maintenance and refurbishment of commercial and public buildings, Horbury Property Services, has been successful in becoming an approved fire safety contractor on the procurement framework Re:allies

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