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Fire Safety Update 16th August 2017- Fifth Large-Scale Cladding Test Result

16 August 2017

Fifth Large-Scale Cladding Test Result Issued 15th August This fifth test was of a wall cladding system consisting of Aluminium Composite material (ACM) cladding with a limited combustibility filler (category 1 in screening tests) with PIR foam insulation. This combination of materials has pas...

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Fire safety update no. 2, 14th August 2017 - Government puts pressure on private sector landlords/agents of tower blocks

14 August 2017

On 11th of August the government wrote to all local authorities in England asking them to take further steps to identify privately owned blocks of flats that may have cladding which is now deemed to be contra to building regulations following tests. The letter goes further to ask local authori...

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Fire safety update 14th August 2017 - Fourth Large-Scale Cladding Test Result

14 August 2017

This note sets out the result of the fourth large scale test. Fourth Large-Scale Cladding Test Result Issued 11th August This fourth test was of a wall cladding system consisting of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding with a fire- resistant polyethylene filler (category 2 in screening test...

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Fire Safety Update 3rd August 2017 - Third Large-Scale Cladding Test Result

09 August 2017

This note sets out the result of the third large scale test. This third test was of a wall cladding system consisting of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding with a fire retardant polyethylene filler (category 2 in screening tests) with PIR foam insulation. It failed the test. Third Large-Sc...

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Fire Safety Update 31st July - First Large-Scale Cladding Test Result

01 August 2017

Government Announces Further Large-Scale Cladding System Tests On 20th July the government announced that it was commissioning further large scale tests of cladding systems using various combinations of materials. The purpose is to help building owners make decisions about any further action they n...

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Government consultation on leasehold

26 July 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government have today published a consultation document on the reform of the sale of leasehold houses and onerous ground rent terms for flats. The consultation: Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market sets out the options for reforming th...

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Retirement announcement

10 July 2017

We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of Janie Strange from IRPM, where she shared the leadership of the organization as Joint CEO with Jeff Platt. New CEO, Andrew Bulmer, said “Janie has made an outstanding contribution to the leasehold property management sector as a foundi...

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Safety Checks on Private Residential Blocks

21 June 2017

Urgent message from Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government. "Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington last week, DCLG want to ensure you are aware of help that is available in checking your buildings. While the exact reasons for...

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DCLG Cladding Testing Guidance

20 June 2017

Guidance on Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding issued by DCLG Following the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, the DCLG have issued urgent instructions to councils and housing associations advising on the identification and testing of ACM cladding.  It is also important that all residentia...

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Consumer Guides to Leasehold

01 June 2017

Nine industry bodies have joined forces to produce short, sharp consumer guides about leasehold.  A mini-series of 6 freely available guides set out ‘who is who’ in leasehold ownership and explains the basics to buyers and owners of leasehold properties. It is widely understood tha...

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