Construction

Letter

Asking about the construction of your tower block

A letter that you can send to your landlord and ask about the construction or cladding of your building.

Guide

I’m worried there’s asbestos in my flat

What is asbestos, why is it a danger, and what should you do if you think there's some in your flat?
Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon

Guide

Is the gas safe in my tower block?

Gas safety is important in every home, but in tower blocks there are additional reasons for checking that everything is secure.
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Guide

I’m worried my building is Large Panel System

Large Panel System is a method of construction that was popular in the 60s but has since been found to be potentially unsafe. If you think your building may be LPS, here's what to do.
Image by Humphrey Bolton. Tower blocks off Mixenden Road, Mixenden As seen from the bridleway near Leighton Farm. Image by Humphrey Bolton. Tower blocks off Mixenden Road, Mixenden As seen from the bridleway near Leighton Farm.

Guide

I’m worried my block has ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding

Aluminium composite material cladding (ACM) was found to be one of the factors in the Grenfell Tower fire. If you want to check the safety and composition of your own building, here's what to know.
A crack in the wall A crack in the wall

Guide

There are cracks in the walls of my flat

Cracks in the walls, ceiling or floors are always a concern - and might point to more serious issues.