The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have requested that owners, Landlords and or their agents of residential tower blocks over 18m high (circa six storeys) undertake checks to the cladding installed to their properties, in order to identify whether Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) has been used in their construction/refurbishment.
The DCLG have offered free testing by the British Research Establishment (BRE), of a sample taken from such buildings. This is due to public concern associated with ACM materials following the Grenfell Tower fire. If found, any remedial action will be at the cost of the owner of the property.
Details on how to identify the type of cladding have been made available on the DCLG website. The DCLG have stressed that the presence of ACM is not itself dangerous, if the right type has been used.