Buildings still at risk after ACM cladding removed, MPs told

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Experts say many buildings where ACM cladding has been removed are still not meeting fire safety standards

Residents of around 30 buildings which have had combustible cladding removed have been left in an equally dangerous position, MPs have heard.

Speaking as part of the Housing, Communities and Local Government committee’s first follow-up session on Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations last week British Board of Agrement chief executive, Claire Curtis-Thomas, said she was aware of buildings that remained unsafe despite having combustible cladding removed.

She said she knew of up to 32 buildings that did not now comply with fire safety regulations after the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) panels.

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