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Only one building completes cladding remediation in July

16 August 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

Dangerous aluminium composite (ACM) cladding was replaced on just one at-risk building in July, according to new government figures.

There are still 324 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with ACM cladding unlikely to meet Building Regulations that have yet to be remediated in England, more than two years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The government’s Building Safety Programme identified 107 buildings in England where remediation works were complete – just one more than the total at the end of June.

However, there was progress when it came to checks on private sector residential buildings where the cladding status is still to be confirmed, which has now fallen from 170 buildings in June 2018 to five at the end of July this year.

Of the 101 social sector residential buildings yet to be remediated, 83 have started remediation, 17 have a plan in place but have not started and one has reported an intent to remediate and is developing plans.

Of the 166 private sector buildings with ACM cladding yet to be remediated, 21 have started remediation, 73 have a plan in place but have not started, 46 have responded with an intent to remediate and are developing plans, and 26 buildings remain with unclear remediation plans.

Source: Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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