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building and fire safety

Resident's safety is our top priority

It’s why we’re doing everything we can to make sure that buildings meet the current standards and comply with the latest government guidance.  

 

The tragic fire in Grenfell in 2017 raised serious questions around the safety of certain buildings. Building practices and materials that were previously deemed as safe, are no longer accepted, and the Government has issued advice notes to building owners which set out actions to mitigate the risk of fire spreading.   

 

We are assessing all our buildings that are likely to need remediation work due to the new guidance. The investigations, interim safety measures, and remediation works are likely to be significant and we know that this is an extremely concerning situation for residents affected 

 

Irwell Valley Homes is committed to 

  • Working with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and specialist fire and buildings experts to make sure all fire safety requirements are met and kept up to date. 
  • Making applications to the Government’s Building Safety Fund where the building and works are eligible.  
  • Exploring every technical, legal, and financial avenue to try and find a solution for leaseholders in affected buildings.  
  • Asking the government for more support for leaseholders.  
  • Seeking ways to recover costs from third parties.  
  • Driving down costs where we can.   
  • Providing wellbeing support for all residents 

We will be open and honest about what is involved and keep residents informed. We will engage and work with residents associations and can help those looking to set up their own association.  

 

 

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