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Grenfell Tower: residents had predicted massive fire

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This is a tragedy, and as GW suggests, one should not speculate. First question must be why this happened during the building works. The residents' blog complains of restricted access during the works. Secondly, one notes that the lower four floors were being converted to flats, another risk element. Thirdly, Blog also notes cladding materials being stored in common areas. Fourth, what is composition of cladding. Harley Fabs do Alucobond and PVF. Apparently the scheme was passed by K&C Building Inspector, but after Lakanal is that sufficient? There are holes in the Regs re re-cladding combustibility and spread of flame. FINALLY, … AJ should invite Sam Webb to contribute the authoritative commentary of this affair, and fire safety in blocks of flats generally. A little less opinion in the AJ and more reasoned and knowledgeable reporting would be good for the AJ.

Posted date

14 June, 2017

Posted time

10:13 am

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