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Updated Fire Safety Advice for Blocks with ACM

03 October 2017

Updated Fire Safety Advice for Blocks with ACM Soon after the Grenfell Tower fire the government issued safety advice to landlords and agents who manage blocks that did or may contain ACM. The advice included many recommendations including updating fire risk assessments & reminding residents of...

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NLG Masterclass Event

06 September 2017

IRPM members may wish to know about this upcoming event regarding the First Tier Tribunal masterclass from the National Leasehold Group. Full booking details are shown.

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Final Large - Scale Cladding Test Result

29 August 2017

Fire Safety Update 29th August 2017  Final large - Scale Cladding Test Result Issued 25th August This final 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 stone wool in...

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Sixth Large - Scale Cladding Test Result

24 August 2017

This 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 phenolic foam insulation. The government’s expert panel advises that the results show that the combination of materi...

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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 - 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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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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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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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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