Barnet Homes was saddened to hear of the fire at Barking Riverside on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Although the cause of the fire has yet to be established, we would like to reassure residents that none of our medium or high-rise blocks (five floors or above) are clad with Thermowood.

We are committed to spending £52 million on behalf of Barnet Council for fire safety works in our properties across the borough. Improvements include new sprinklers, fire doors and fire detection systems.

For more information about what you can do to keep your home safe from fire, please click here. From this page, you can also request a free fire alarm from the London Fire Brigade.