Stripping buildings of their cladding ‘is actually increasing the risk of fire’

Some buildings, not pictured, have been left with combustible insulation exposed for as long as three weeks (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Stripping buildings of their cladding – even if it’s suspect – could actually increase the risk of fire, landlords have been warned.

Tower blocks across the UK have been stripped bare of their cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, in which at least 80 people were killed.

However, the government has now warned landlords that doing so could increase the risk of a massive blaze – as combustible insulation is being left exposed for weeks on end.

In a warning to councils, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has told… Read the full story

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