Colmore Tang joins race to reclad unsafe towers by 2021

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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Birmingham-based Colmore Tang Construction has launched a full cladding remediation service to help bring the country’s high-rises back into compliance.

Steve Underwood, chief operating officer, says the firm will offer a full cladding remediation service
Steve Underwood, chief operating officer, says the firm will offer a full cladding remediation service

Its comes as the countdown starts to meet the Government’s target to have all post-Grenfell remedial work in England completed by the end of 2021 making £1bn available through its Building Safety Fund.

At present around 2,000 residential buildings still need to replace high-risk, combustible cladding.

Colemore aims to contribute to meeting challenging programme with a complete solution for building owners, managing agents and surveyors seeking to replace dangerous, non-compliant cladding.

Drawing on its experience of delivering high-rise residential dwellings, the firm has developed a comprehensive approach to cladding remediation and passive fire protection that enables a fully-audited, designed and delivered service that provides compliance, cost and quality assurance.

Steve Underwood, chief operating officer at Colmore Tang Construction, said: “Through conversations we have had with building owners, managing agents and even cladding manufacturers, it’s clear that the complexities in cladding remediation are slowing down the ability to get this vital work done.

“The government’s target is also mounting pressure on building owners, who are being encouraged to complete all works before mandatory new legislation is introduced.”

He said: “Lots of specialist contractors don’t operate at the scale required to fulfil many of these projects, leaving clients struggling to engage with consultants when looking for a solution.

“That’s why we’re doing what we know best – tall, high-density residential buildings.

“We’re bringing together the moving parts to create a single cohesive product.

“Furthermore, we provide a fully-auditable digital record of the whole process ensuring that the ‘golden thread’ – as described in Dame Judith Hackett’s Grenfell recommendations – is delivered along with a comprehensively insured end product.”

To back the service Colemore Tang is now also offering a building insurance solution to clients, having worked closely with insurers to create a latent defects warranty that is handed to building owners upon completion.

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