1st September 2019
Rainscreen Cladding - tried & tested
In the wake of changes to building regulation to ban combustible materials from use in the exterior walls of all high-rise residential buildings, as well as in hospitals, residential care premises and student accommodation over 18 meters, the government have identified a total of 433 high-rise residential and other buildings with unsafe ACM (aluminium composite material). With the support of industry experts, local authorities and fire rescue services, the government have acted urgently to address the serious fire and public safety risks exposed by recent tragedies. £400 million has been made available to pay for the remediation of ACM cladding and remediation has started or been completed in 87% of social sector buildings, with plans and commitments in place to re-mediate all remaining buildings. A second fund estimated at £200 million, will cover the full cost of re-mediating the unsafe ACM cladding systems in privately owned high-rise residential buildings.