Cladding sample testing update

Department for Communities and Local Government

June 25
20:26 2017

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, published a statement on Saturday 24 June which detailed the work being undertaken to ensure the safety of residents in high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The number of high rise buildings from which cladding samples have failed a combustibility test at the Building Research Establishment is now 60 across 25 local authority areas. All landlords and fire and rescue services for these local authorities have been alerted to the results and we are in touch with all of them to support and monitor follow-up action.

The table below shows the distribution of buildings, naming those areas where we know that the local authority or landlord has informed affected residents that a buildings cladding has failed the test.

Local authority area Number of buildings
1 Barnet 3
2 Brent 1
3 Camden 5
4 Doncaster 1
5 Hounslow 1
6 Islington 1
7 Lambeth 1
8 Manchester 4
9 Norwich 1
10 Plymouth 3
11 Portsmouth 2
12 Stockton on Tees 3
13 Sunderland 5
14 Wandsworth 2
15 - 25 In addition 11 other areas where cladding test failed 27
Total - 25 areas 60

All other details in the Secretary of States statement of 24 June remain the same.

Office address and general enquiries

2 Marsham Street


Media enquiries

Related Articles


  1. We don't have any comments for this article yet. Why not join in and start a discussion.

Write a Comment

Your name:
Your email:

Post my comment

Recent Comments

Follow Us on Twitter

Share This

Enjoyed this? Why not share it with others if you've found it useful by using one of the tools below: