26 February 2019
Across the South West, housing developments are being inspected for fire safety barriers, after a ‘ferocious’ blaze in Devon in April 2018.
The homes affected by the fire failed subsequent fire safety barrier inspections, leading to a Persimmon Homes continuing with searches across the South West and even nationally.
It has not yet been disclosed which housing developments are being inspected, but it is known Cranbrook (East Devon) Hill Barton Vale (Exeter) and Coverdale (Paignton) will be among them.
Persimmon Homes South West suggested the pass rate in Newcourt is 59% and the majority of other sites are achieving a pass rate of over 90% (of the plots inspected so far).
Simon Perks, Persimmon Homes’ regional managing director South West & Cornwall earlier this month said, “We are arranging secondary inspections to properties where we need to carry out an intrusive inspection where we have been unable to get into the roof space, for example, vaulted ceilings on two and a half storey houses.
“If any customer is concerned then they should contact our customer service department and we will provide confirmation and clarity.”