Housing: Insulation

(asked on 11th February 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution on Building Safety on 10 February 2021, Official report, column 329, whether cladding on residential buildings of less than 11 metres in height by default does not require remedial work; and if he will make a statement.


Answered by
Christopher Pincher Portrait
Christopher Pincher
Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
This question was answered on 25th February 2021

Longstanding safety advice from the independent expert advisory panel established by Government following the Grenfell tragedy is that height is a central factor in assessing risk, and it is right we prioritise action on higher rise buildings where risk to multiple households is greater when fire spreads. For lower and medium-rise blocks of flats, the risks are significantly lower and the remediation of cladding is less likely to be needed - in many cases, it will not be needed at all. Government funding does not absolve building owners of their responsibility to ensure their buildings are safe. They should consider all routes to meet costs, protecting leaseholders where they can – for example through warranties and recovering costs from contractors for incorrect or poor work.

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Recent Documents related to Housing: Insulation

1. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - March 2021
15/04/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: from 100% since the end of February 2021 as three new social sector buildings have come into scope .

2. Building Safety Programme: Technical note - September 2021
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Found: September 2021 Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Building Safety Programme

3. Building Safety Programme: Technical note - August 2021
16/09/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: August 2021 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Building Safety Programme

4. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - August 2021
16/09/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Data release Building Safety Programme Monthly Data Release , England

5. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - May 2021
17/06/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Data release Building Safety Programme Monthly Data Release , England

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Recent Speeches related to Housing: Insulation

1. Building Safety
22/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Mr Speaker, I want to make a statement on housing and building safety. Beyond the Covid-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: unprecedented intervention—a clear plan to remove unsafe cladding, to provide certainty to leaseholders, to make - Speech Link
3: pandemic, almost 95% of all high-rise buildings with unsafe ACM cladding identified by the beginning of last - Speech Link

2. Building Safety Bill
21/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2019-21, Cladding remediation—Follow-up - Speech Link
2: robust but proportionate building safety regime that delivers high standards of safety for people’s homes, - Speech Link

3. Leaseholders and Cladding: Greenwich and Woolwich
16/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: to forget just how staggering the scale of the cladding and mortgage crisis truly is. Its impact on an - Speech Link

4. Building Safety
29/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2019-21, Cladding Remediation—Follow-up - Speech Link
2: call Clive Betts, the Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, to open the debate - Speech Link
3: review and the draft building safety Bill on which the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee - Speech Link

5. High Rise Social Housing: Reducing Fire Risk
14/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: some time. It is a shame it clashes with the Building Safety Bill evidence session, but that shows how important - Speech Link

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