Residents' safety is our number one priority
The cladding that Nottingham City Homes has installed on its properties is not ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding, as used on the Grenfell Tower.
Because we do not have cladding of this type, the Government has not asked us to submit any material for testing. Government headlines regarding tower blocks 'failing' testing only refers to blocks with ACM cladding – none of our blocks have failed a government test. All the cladding installed by Nottingham City Homes is fire resistant.
We're writing to all our residents to reassure them of this, and to offer advice on fire safety to keep everyone safe in their homes.
We're holding events at all our tower blocks, to reassure residents about the buildings in which they live, and about our processes and procedures for making sure that they are safe.
Here are information sheets about all NCH-managed tower blocks in Nottingham.
Find out more about flat safety here.
Keeping residents informed (28 June)
Our immediate priority since the Grenfell fire has been to talk to residents who live in our high rises and reassure them of their safety. However, we recognise that residents may have questions and concerns about fire safety where they live.
So that’s why we’re also writing to tenants and leaseholders who live in our other properties with information on what fire safety measures we have in place across the city, and to tell them about the cladding that we use on our homes. These letters will be hitting doormats early week commencing 3 July. You can read a copy of the letter by clicking here.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility
We want you to be safe, and to feel safe in your home. It’s important to say that everyone has a responsibility for fire safety. We expect all residents to:
- Take care when cooking, most fires start in the kitchen
- Never leave unattended candles burning
- Make sure cigarettes are properly extinguished
- Not have flammable materials in any communal store cupboards or keep bottle gas canisters in their home.
- Take responsibility for rubbish and make sure it’s disposed of appropriately
- Make sure mobility scooters, bicycles or other items are not left in corridors if you live in a flat or somewhere that might hinder your exit in your home
- Know your escape routes should they be required in an emergency – and make sure everyone who lives in your home knows how to escape
- If you have had external wall insulation and you notice any damage to it, please let us know by calling 0115 915 2222.
Fire Safety Advice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire safety advice is also available on the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue website, by clicking here. If you feel you are unable to assess the fire risks in your own home, you may be eligible for a home visit. If you would like more advice on this call 0800 022 3235 or click here.