Housing secretary set to ban combustible cladding

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Ban is not expected to apply to existing buildings

Housing secretary James Brokenshire is set to announce a ban on combustible cladding

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference later today Brokenshire is expected to outlaw the use of combustible cladding is to be banned on all new residential buildings above 18 metres, as well as schools, care homes, student accommodation and hospitals.

In his keynote address to conference, Brokenshire will say: “It’s been over a year since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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