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High Rise Flats In Hull Have Cladding Removed

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Tue 27 Jun 2017

High Rise Flats In Hull Have Cladding Removed

Thinking of using the best estate agents Hull has to offer for your next home move? Then get in touch with us to hear about the most important property news in the city.


One of the most alarming developments in recent days has been the removal of cladding from some of the high-rise blocks in the city.


The council has advised people not to panic, as the cladding that was used on the Grenfell Tower in London which is thought to have contributed to the fire that killed at least 79 people.


The fire in London is still being investigated as many people died when following advice to stay in their flats and be rescued, when the building unexpectedly went up in flames.


Recent investigation has discovered that the same cladding has been used on some other multistore buildings, but none has been found in Hull luckily.


The cladding instead was being removed in order for it to undergo testing, which all councils have been asked to do.


In a statement, the city council said: "Even though we know that cladding used on our buildings in Hull is made of solid aluminium and is not aluminium composite, for the reassurance of our residents we are seeking to take advantage of these testing procedures and sending samples from the cladding panels used for new-build and high-rise buildings in Hull.”



Hull North MP Diana Johnson has asked for testing to extend to public buildings, The Hull Daily Mail reported