An in-principle agreement has been reached with housing developers on the removal of unsafe cladding from buildings, the Scottish Government has said.
Developers who fail to remediate high-rise residential properties with dangerous cladding at their own behest will face legal action, including new legislation, to force them to do so, the First Minister has said.
Housing association Hyde Group has won £10.8 million in damages and costs from a contractor after a dispute over defective cladding. Construction firm Mulalley was ordered to pay damages and costs to group subsidiary Martlet Homes in a case relating to tower blocks in Gosport, Hampsh
Scottish ministers have been accused of “dragging their heels” over the removal of Grenfell-style cladding on public buildings as the bulk of the removal work is earmarked for 2025. The Scottish Government’s spending review pledged £180 million over three years to remove
The cost of identifying and removing dangerous cladding from homes across Scotland is expected to reach £1 billion, it has emerged.
Pinsent Masons partner Katherine Metcalfe discusses the expansion of the Single Building Assessment programme. The Scottish Government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme
Some of the country’s largest housing developers have agreed to work with the Scottish Government and others to address cladding issues, amid fresh calls for a UK-wide approach to building safety.
Frances Tait: Combustible cladding ban on high risk buildings in Scotland: What businesses need to know
Frances Tait, who works in the construction and engineering team at Womble Bond Dickinson, outlines the combustible cladding legislation changes set to be introduced in Scotland. Everyone's full attention has been on the Building Safety Bill (now the Building Safety Act 2022) receiving Royal Assent
Legislation to ban developers from using combustible cladding on high-rise buildings has been laid before the Scottish Parliament today. As reported by Scottish Housing News earlier this month, the Scottish Government wants to ban the use of combustible materials on all new residential and &lsq