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Industry calls for Government action on cladding

Following new evidence that the scale of the cladding crisis may affect up to half a million people, cladding campaigners, residents, property managers and the UK’s largest freeholders have formed an unprecedented coalition to request a multibillion-pound fund to remediate unsafe buildings. 

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ARMA has announced a new insurance partnership with Insurety Limited, effective from 8th January 2020. Through this exciting partnership, Insurety is offering a unique range of insurance products specially designed for ARMA Members.

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ARMA response to cladding confusion for leaseholders

In December 2018, the Government issued Advice Note 14 (AN14) for anyone responsible for, or advising on, the fire safety of external wall cladding systems on residential buildings over 18m in height that do not incorporate Aluminium Composite Material (ACM), such as that found in Grenfell.  The emphasis was on combustible systems such as wood and High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) installations.  Although only an Advice Note this document is causing issues in the sale and re-mortgage of leasehold flats in affected buildings as some valuers are returning a £0 value on flats, thereby holding up sales.

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ARMA CONFERENCE 2019 wrap up, what we heard and what comes next

The following article appeared in News on the Block on 23rd October: 

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Cladding: Issues, Shortfalls and Responsible Persons

The concept of Rainscreen Cladding Systems has been used for a number of decades but started becoming a favoured method of construction in the UK during the mid-1990’s.

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