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22 06, 2020

Fire safety – please do not have BBQs on your balcony

2020-06-22T11:03:19+01:00June 22nd, 2020|

Barnet Homes has become aware of an increase in BBQs taking place on residents balconies. Residents should not have any kind of BBQ or open flame on their balcony.  They create a significant fire risk, and can quickly spread to other flats or buildings. London Fire Brigade Community Safety Group Manager Mark Hazelton said: "This is not [...]

12 04, 2019

Check out our new fire safety videos

2019-05-21T11:32:54+01:00April 12th, 2019|

Barnet Homes have been working in conjunction with the London Fire Brigade to create a series of fire safety awareness videos for residents. How to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms https://youtu.be/Czw0sMO2ioQ   Fire safety in high-rise buildings  https://youtu.be/ThBRplDfLKo   Fire safety in low and medium rise buildings  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX5i8Gr3JQw   Fire safety at home  [...]

1 02, 2019

Top tips from the London Fire Brigade

2019-02-01T15:34:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|

A Danish concept known as 'hygge' (to live cosily) has taken off across the UK in recent years, however firefighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) have been warning Londoners of some of the potential dangers of this new trend.  Did you know that 340 fires in London last year were caused by candles, heaters [...]

26 10, 2018

Barnet secures almost £5m to cover Granville Road cladding

2018-10-26T16:08:19+01:00October 26th, 2018|

The London Borough of Barnet and Barnet Homes have successfully secured almost £5 million in government funding to cover the cladding replacement works at the Granville Road estate. It was announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on the 17th October that 12 councils and 31 housing associations were successful in [...]

10 07, 2018

Fire safety works Q&As

2018-07-10T13:02:53+01:00July 10th, 2018|

Will you be installing sprinklers within my flat? Sprinkler systems will be installed in all rented flats within buildings with 10 or more floors and access to a single stairwell. This allows the release of the water to be focussed on the affected areas only in the event of a fire. We will be consulting [...]

26 06, 2018

Housing Committee agrees extra fire safety funding

2018-06-26T14:26:16+01:00June 26th, 2018|

Barnet Council has agreed an additional £12.5million to pay for fire safety works to be carried out across the borough. The funding was unanimously agreed by the council’s Housing Committee on Thursday 21 June, and will now go to the council’s Policy and Resources Committee for approval. The funds are part of the council’s ongoing [...]

18 05, 2018

Manse Masterdor investigation statement – risk to safety remains low

2018-05-18T14:23:34+01:00May 18th, 2018|

The Housing Secretary updated Parliament yesterday on the investigation into Manse Masterdor fire doors. He confirmed that experts advise the risk to public safety remains low, and fire safety advice remains the same: test your smoke alarms regularly, ensure your front door is properly closed and in the event of fire follow existing fire procedures [...]

19 04, 2018

Are you up to date on the latest product recalls?

2018-04-19T10:41:19+01:00April 19th, 2018|

Faulty appliances is a leading cause of house fires in the United Kingdom. Ensure you are aware of the latest government product recalls by visiting Product Recall website. Here, you can see which household electronics and kitchen appliances are currently being recalled by their manufacturers.  It is important that you follow the Fire Brigade and [...]

12 04, 2018

Latest videos: Fire safety tips

2018-04-12T11:48:58+01:00April 12th, 2018|

Did you know that smoking is the most common cause of fire death in the home? Here are some life-saving tips on how to reduce the risk of smoking-related fires in your home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb45nx6znjo     Condensation is a common problem in winter, however most cases are easily fixed. Here are six simple steps to [...]

13 03, 2018

Latest updates from Granville Estate – Tuesday 13 March 2018

2018-03-20T10:06:52+00:00March 13th, 2018|

Tuesday 13th March 2018: Re-cladding of three Granville Estate tower blocks A fully fire tested and A1 rated noncombustible aluminium cladding system will be installed on three tower blocks at Barnet Homes’ Granville Estate starting in Spring, with the aim of having the work completed by the end of the year. Barnet Council committed £17.5million [...]

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