The Government have today announced that around £200m will be made available to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 166 privately owned high-rise buildings.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the government identified 176 private high-rise residential buildings with unsafe ACM cladding.
The government has already fully funded re-cladding on social housing developments.
Wetherby Building Systems has been heavily involved in the re-cladding by supplying our Wetherby A1 Non-Combustible EWI System as an A1 rated façade alternative. This is the first A1 rated fireproof insulation solution to be launched in the UK for building facades.
Prime Minister, Theresa May said: “We’ve seen a number of private building owners doing the right thing and taking responsibility, but unfortunately too many are continuing to pass on the costs of removal and replacement to leaseholders.
“Today I can confirm we will now be fully funding the replacement of cladding on high-rise private residential buildings so residents can feel confident they are secure in their homes.”