Following the Grenfell tragedy the Government have introduced a ban on combustible cladding materials. This came into effect from 21st December 2018. The ban includes Aluminium Composite Material (ACM). Building owners must remove or replace unsafe cladding from high-rise residential blocks as soon as possible or be liable to intervention from the local authorities.

The ban applies to:-

It is clear in the new regulations that owners must remove ACM cladding or provide a plan for its removal. Local authorities would be expected to take enforcement action, carry out emergency remedial work and then recover the costs from the owner of the building.

The Government is still identifying buildings that need rectification. If you are aware that your building has combustible cladding it is essential to start planning its removal now. 

It is of utmost importance to comply with legal requirements to ensure your insurance remains valid.

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