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UK cladding tests "almost certain to fail"

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"Fire safety experts warn many of the 1,700 buildings identified as "at risk" in England are likely to fail new tests into cladding and building materials.

"Hospitals, schools, nursing homes and tower blocks are among buildings which could be under threat, BBC 5 live Investigates has learned.

"The government said it will monitor the test results this summer to decide if any immediate action needs to be taken."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48387380

Or listen at BBC Radio (if available in your region): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005fgl

 

Nobody wants to pay for putting it right.  :(

 

"The government will fully fund the replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on high-rise private residential properties where building owners have failed to do so

"Communities Secretary the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP calls time on “reckless” building owners who have refused to take action

"New funding estimated at £200 million to ensure this work takes place urgently."

At HM Gov: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-fund-and-speed-up-vital-cladding-replacement

 

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bmk1245

Heh, what shock...

BTW where is Farage? Is he OK?

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ethereal_scout
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Nobody wants to pay for putting it right.  :(

 

The problem seem so be solely the cost of re-cladding the buildings. According to the news one private home homeowner in a tower block (likely in an ex-council flat) was quote £80,000 as her share of the cost of re-cladding the block. I don't know whether they're were on about simply removing the old cladding (leaving it a colder building) or re-cladding it with new flame retardant cladding in terms of the £80k quote.

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