22 12, 2017

FAQs for tower block residents

2017-12-22T08:55:27+00:00December 22nd, 2017|

Following the announcement that Barnet Council’s Housing Committee has agreed a total of £17.5million for high-priority fire safety works, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about fire safety. We hope this covers any questions you may have. We will continue to update this list with additional questions that are relevant. You can [...]

27 10, 2017

Barnet Council commits £17.5 million for high-priority fire safety works

2017-10-27T11:30:59+01:00October 27th, 2017|

Barnet Council has agreed additional funding of £7.5million for high-priority fire safety works to be carried out across the borough, to ensure resident safety remains the number one priority. The funding was agreed at the Council’s Housing Committee on Monday evening. The total cost of the works, which are being commissioned in direct response to [...]

23 10, 2017

Read the fire safety report that went to the Housing Committee

2017-12-22T09:03:19+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

This report sets out progress in addressing housing related fire safety issues in the borough following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, including a review of fire safety measures carried out by Barnet Homes of the Council's own high rise council homes, and proposals for measures to ensure best practice in fire safety.  The full report can [...]

29 09, 2017

Fire safety booklet now available to download

2017-12-12T12:20:51+00:00September 29th, 2017|

Barnet Homes' fire safety leaflet is available to download. This leaflet gives residents and leaseholders all the information they need to stay fire safe at home. Residents and resident leaseholders all received a copy of the booklet with their Autumn 2017 issue of atHome, dropped through their letterboxes. Click here to download a copy of [...]

28 09, 2017

High-rise fire safety advice from London Fire Brigade

2017-12-22T09:19:40+00:00September 28th, 2017|

Make an escape plan and make sure everyone knows how to get out safely If there is smoke or fire inside your flat or maisonette and your escape route is clear: Get everyone out, close the door and walk calmly out of the building. Do not use the lift. Call 999, give your address, the [...]

25 09, 2017

Tower blocks – FAQs

2017-10-13T12:12:52+01:00September 25th, 2017|

Barnet Homes’ tower blocks updated 30th June 2017 Barnet Homes, on behalf of Barnet Council, manages 24 tower blocks across the borough. The council and Barnet Homes take fire safety extremely seriously, and extensive measures are in place to ensure our homes comply with fire safety regulations. All our tower blocks have up to date [...]

11 08, 2017

Please beware of the fire safety fraudsters

2017-08-11T14:27:14+01:00August 11th, 2017|

Earlier this month we asked residents to be aware of individuals or organisations posing as fire safety professionals on behalf of Barnet Homes (or our contractors) to 'sell' services and goods that do not exist. Or in a most recent case, gain access to your home. This week a man calling himself 'Andy' told one [...]

4 08, 2017

Latest update on Granville Road – Friday 4 August

2017-08-08T15:35:11+01:00August 4th, 2017|

Updated 12:00pm Friday 4 August We have been informed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that the type of cladding system used on the three Granville Road tower blocks did not meet the required standard, along with over 100 other tower blocks across the country. In response to this, we have written [...]

21 07, 2017

London Fire Brigade latest fire safety advice

2017-07-26T14:49:45+01:00July 21st, 2017|

London Fire Brigade's latest fire safety advice Stay put? Or get out? The London Fire Brigade (LFB) have issued very clear advice on what you should do if a fire breaks out in 1/ Your building 2/Your actual flat or property Please visit the London Fire Brigade website for more detailed information. http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/staying-in-or-going-out.asp  

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