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Building safety

Nothing is more important to housing associations than the safety of their residents. Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, housing associations have been working quickly to assess their buildings for safety risks, and take urgent action where required. This has included identifying and remediating buildings with category 3 ACM cladding – the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower – as well as reviewing other types of combustible cladding on buildings, and putting into place temporary measures to ensure the safety of residents where remediation work has not yet started or completed.

At the NHF, we support our members to carry out this important work, and engage with the government and stakeholders to secure the clarity, coordination and funding required to make sure residents are – and feel – safe in their homes.

We have also been working with the government to shape and deliver a new, more stringent regulatory regime for keeping buildings safe – now and in the future. We want to support our members to prepare for the new regime, ensuring they have the information and resources they need.

In addition, we’ve been closely monitoring the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, whose findings are shaping the new regulatory regime and government guidance. We are supporting our members to implement the inquiry’s recommendations where appropriate, and working with the government to ensure they can be put into practice effectively.

In this section of our website, you’ll find out more about our work on building safety, covering:

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