Building façades containing combustible materials are still an ongoing issue in the UK and should be dealt with as soon as possible. It concerns the lives of thousands of families around the country.
While the government has provided a recladding pathway, the funding is nowhere near enough for all “relevant” buildings over 18 metres above ground level. The backlog of buildings is going to take some considerable time both to investigate the problems and to design remedial solutions. In addition to this, in the past there has been a lack of knowledge in the construction industry regarding Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
So, what are the problems concerning the recladding of apartment buildings and how do we address them?