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Support options for property owners with cladding and EWS1 form issues

Stuart Collar-Brown, director at My Auction, provides insight into the support and options available for property owners with cladding and EWS1 form issues.

SFS NVELOPE Rainscreen Subframe

Building envelope specialist SFS traces its roots back over 120 years and today, the company's construction division is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of carbon and stainless steel fastening solutions for roofing, cladding and façade systems.
PBC Today February 2022

PBC Today February 2022

Welcome to the February edition of PBC Today, which brings you expert opinion and insight on everything from the housing crisis and the cladding crisis to zero carbon buildings and more.
the construction industry in 2022

Challenges facing the construction industry in 2022

Rob Clay-Parker, director at Leeds-based property developer support provider Consult 44, shares his thoughts on the challenges facing the construction industry in 2022.
the cladding crisis

Fire safety: Examining the cladding crisis

Mark Clinton, national head of construction and engineering at Irwin Mitchell, examines the current state of play following the government’s latest announcements regarding the cladding crisis.
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Meeting the required standards for curtain walling and rainscreen cladding

UL’s head of building envelope testing, Gailord Nepp, offers a guide for curtain walling and rainscreen cladding to housebuilders and housing associations.
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BESA warns Gove that cladding plan is not enough

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Housing Minister Michael Gove for the new cladding plan but has warned that it is not enough to completely fix the scandal.
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Government releases new cladding crisis plan of action

The government has outlined a new plan to protect leaseholders, and make developers and companies pay to fix the cladding crisis.
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Gove cracks down on UK cladding crisis

Michael Gove has warned developers that they must pay to fix the UK cladding crisis, as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety.
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Graham secures recladding contract for Chalcots Blashford tower

Graham has secured a contract from Camden Council to deliver the major works project at Blashford Tower on the Chalcots estate.
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Pressure rises for roofers as material shortages intensify

The roofing and cladding industry continues to be strained by skill and material shortages as well as suffering cost increases, according to the NFRC/Glenigan State of the Roofing Industry survey.
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Fire-safe cladding funds: A catalyst for change in construction

UK government fire-safe cladding funds should be the catalyst for change in construction, argue software specialists.
Parkgate Industrial Estate

Caddick completes trio of schemes for Chancerygate

Caddick Construction has completed three industrial and retail projects, including the £10m Novus warehouse and distribution facility at Parkgate Industrial Estate in Knutsford on behalf of client Chancerygate Ltd.
Benefits of BIM,

Benefits of using BIM: Save money, energy and carbon

Sotech examines the importance of BIM, some common mistakes that are made when using it and how it could save many industries a great amount of money, energy and carbon.
Subframe system

Solving the refurbishment problem in car parks and tower blocks

Unsafe, unsightly and environmentally unfriendly… faced with these challenges, owners and contractors are looking for effective ways to turn tired constructions into desirable buildings. David Fraser, business unit manager at SFS, considers the problems and explains how NVF2F, a new generation of subframe, can bridge the gap.
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Deconstruct UK to replace Wates on Grenfell Tower contract

Deconstruct UK Ltd will take over from Wates on the Grenfell tower safety and maintenance contract.
PBC Today May 2021

PBC Today May 2021

The May edition of PBC Today brings together expert contributors from across planning, construction and academia to discuss a wide range of issues facing the sector.
residential developer tax,

Government seeks views on new residential developer tax

The government has revealed further details of its new residential developer tax, as it seeks views on the proposed design features of the tax.
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Consultation to establish new code of practice for external walls

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has been commissioned by the government to establish a new code of practice for assessors when examining external walls and cladding.
Upcycling older buildings, recycle materials, upcycling

Creating new futures for older buildings: The rising role of upcycling

Simon Fielden, sales director at SFS, looks at the role of the building envelope in upcycling, using an example from Britain’s home of motor racing.
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The cladding crisis: A way forward

More than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, hundreds of thousands of people are living in high-rise properties fitted with dangerous cladding. Mark Clinton, head of the construction and engineering group at law firm Irwin Mitchell, offers a 10-point plan to point policy in the right direction.
Building owners, cladding

Why do building owners still not know basic asset details? 

Richard Robertson, business development director at Cadline, developer of DynamicAIM, looks at the Grenfell tragedy four years on and why building owners still do not know basic asset details.
Building defects, fire safety, risk

Building defects and their impact on fire safety

Steve Cooper, partner responsible for fire engineering at Hollis, provides insight on dealing with building defects and their impact on fire safety, and improvements that can be made to building regulations.
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True cost of cladding remediation works could hit £50bn

The government’s £5bn cladding remediation fund ‘won’t scratch the surface’ for what is required to make every high-rise development EWS1 A1 compliant, says Colmore Tang Construction.

100 residential apartments approved for Wolverhampton

A new residential development which will see 100 new apartments built in Wolverhampton has been approved following a successful application by Hybrid Planning & Development.
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ENGIE secures £120m contract to deliver fire remediation works

ENGIE has been appointed by Optivo to deliver fire remediation work worth £120m, both organisations will work closely with residents to provide comprehensive solutions.