Grenfell Tower

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A professor of fire and structures at the University of Edinburgh has published a new report which details the flaws with the government’s former safety research and testing body that ultimately led to the death of 72 people following the Grenfell Tower fire five years ago today

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As developers south of the border commit millions of pounds to address life-critical fire-safety issues on buildings higher than 11 metres, the Scottish Government looks set to ban the use of combustible materials on all new residential and ‘high-risk’ buildings above the same height.

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Bereaved families and survivors of the Grenfell fire say the timing of when the tower is demolished needs to be decided by them and not the government. The Sunday Times said ministers are set to announce the demolition of the tower amid safety concerns, adding structural engineers have "unambiguousl

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Four years after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, BLM partner Shirley Wyles lays out the legal landscape regarding fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes. While the catastrophic blaze that ripped through Grenfell Tower in the early hours of 14 June 2017 with the loss of 72 lives is the subje

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Rosie Gollan, an Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks at the Building Safety Bill and its implications in Scotland. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing and taking steps to reform our building and fire safety regimes. 

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The UK Government's plans to ensure trade can be carried on unhindered in each of the four home nations once the UK severs its ties to the EU will weaken Scottish building standards designed to prevent Grenfell-like disasters, a leading architect has warned. Peter Drummond, a senior member of the Ro

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The UK Government should relax its ban on combustible cladding imposed after the Grenfell Tower fire, according to a housebuilder. Berkeley Group has argued that tall buildings that feature the same type of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding involved in the disaster, which led to the deaths

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tightened restrictions on social distancing, and the advice for the over-70s to self-isolate until further notice, meant the continuation of the inquiry became impos

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Trainee solicitor at Jones Whyte Law, Lauren Hazlie, provides information on high rise cladding and what people should be aware of when looking to buy or sell a property which has inappropriate cladding. Over the past couple of decades, a number of high rise buildings in the UK have been built with

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The American firm which manufactured the flammable cladding panels used on Grenfell Tower has spent $40 million on legal and advisory fees linked to the incident, it has emerged. In its fourth-quarter report released this week, Arconic revealed that it has forked out $2m on Grenfell advisory fe

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