Cladding

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The full impact of the Cladding Remediation Bill, which was recently passed in the Scottish Parliament, is still to be felt within the construction sector, write Shona Frame and Ryan McCuaig. The 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives, put a sharp focus on the safety of cladding systems

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A Scottish procurement body has backed the decision to allow Scottish ministers new powers to tackle unsafe cladding as a "major step forward" in public building safety. The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) has endorsed the new government regulations which are expected to positively transfor

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Legislation giving Scottish Ministers powers to assess and remediate buildings which have unsafe cladding, where consent of the owners cannot be provided, has been unanimously approved in the Scottish Parliament. The Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill will allow the creation of

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A tax on developers to raise funds to help fix building safety issues will be considered in Scotland under powers secured from the UK Government. The proposed Scottish Building Safety Levy would apply to the construction of new residential buildings, mirroring measures being introduced in England th

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Lisa Mannion, an associate in the Residential Property division of Thorntons, outlines Scotland's new cladding regulations. New legislation to help tackle unsafe property cladding has been introduced by the Scottish Parliament and is expected to become law within the next few months.

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Edinburgh residents are being urged to have their say on legislation addressing unsafe cladding in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The call to action comes after a Holyrood committee visited a building with potentially dangerous cladding in the Leith area of the capital last week to meet with resi

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A Holyrood Committee has launched a new call for views on legislation which would give Scottish ministers new powers to assess and remediate buildings in Scotland with unsafe cladding, following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

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Legislation giving Scottish Ministers powers to assess and remediate buildings within scope with unsafe cladding, where consent of the owners cannot be provided, has been published.

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Developers who fail to remediate high-rise residential properties with dangerous cladding at their own behest will face legal action, including new legislation, to force them to do so, the First Minister has said.

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