Grenfell Tower

Tower blocks cladding to be tested at Glasgow Harbour

Cladding used on a set of tower blocks in Glasgow will be inspected as the local authority continues its progress to identify and test buildings believed to contain aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding.

Published 9 October 2017

Chairs announced for building and fire safety review groups

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced two leading experts as the chairs of the groups that will take forward a review of Scottish building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Published 27 September 2017

Detailed Glasgow high rise cladding information expected by Friday

Glasgow City Council has been criticised in the Scottish Parliament, after it emerged that the extent of the combustible cladding used in the city should be known by Friday.

Published 27 September 2017

Blog: Time for a fresh look at the case for compulsory installation of residential sprinklers?

Andrew McFarlane makes the case for UK-wide regulation to make sprinklers mandatory in all new build houses.

Published 26 September 2017

Number of Glasgow flats with combustible cladding ‘in the hundreds’

Combustible cladding has been found in 57 private high-rise properties in Glasgow though it is understood that the total number of flats affected is likely to be in the low hundreds.

Published 22 September 2017

Fire service and residents not told about combustible cladding on private Glasgow flats

Combustible cladding has been found in some private high-rise properties in Glasgow but neither the owners, residents or the fire service have been informed, MSPs have been told.

Published 21 September 2017

Government launches consultation on protecting homes against fire and smoke

A consultation to ensure all homes are fully protected against fire and smoke in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy in London has opened for submissions today by the Scottish Government.

Published 8 September 2017

Blog: Make social housing our nation’s badge of honour

If there is to be any good coming from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, it’s that politicians, policy makers and public alike agree that we need a clear affordable housing offer for everyone, writes David Orr.

Published 30 August 2017

Blog: Will Grenfell be a game changer for housing, bidding and contract management?

The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison.

Published 15 August 2017

Ministerial Working Group discuss automatic fire suppression systems

The group overseeing a review of building and fire safety regulatory frameworks following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London held its fourth meeting yesterday to discuss the latest evidence on automatic fire suppression systems.

Published 11 August 2017

Big game for Grenfell arrives in Argyll

The biggest football game in Argyll for many years kicks off this afternoon at the Lochgilphead Joint Campus, between teams from Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll Community Housing Association.

Published 28 July 2017

Building and fire safety checks to step up as Grenfell cladding found in Scottish schools

The group established to oversee a review of building and fire safety regulatory frameworks on domestic high rises following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London has agreed to open consultations on further building standards.

Published 14 July 2017

Game on for Grenfell in Argyll

Housing services from across Argyll will come together on the football pitch to help those who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Published 14 July 2017

Blog: A safe home for everyone

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, Shelter Scotland’s Adam Lang outlines the housing rights of tenants throughout the country.

Published 13 July 2017