Safety checks following Grenfell Tower incident

Published on Monday, 26 June 2017.

Important information to share with your colleagues, clients and block management contacts. DCLG has sent a letter to private residential sector bodies following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London. 

The letter offers support to owners of private residential buildings in England to carry out tests on cladding. 

A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Please ensure this letter is cascaded to your landlords and block management contacts and ensure your employees understand what action the government is taking.

The government has confirmed it is offering:
• In addition to the checks on residential blocks owned by social landlords, DCLG are offering private owners of residential buildings an opportunity to test cladding on blocks over 18 metres high through arrangements put in place with the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
• These checks will be paid for by DCLG, and the information will be available to DCLG from BRE. 
• Where owners consider that they may have concerns about cladding on buildings over 18 metres high, they should follow the process in the letter attached. 
• DCLG have provided an email for enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.