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Fire safety review: Building Regulations are ‘not fit for purpose’


Rainscreen cladding has been used as a very effective envelope system in Canada for decades - started in the 1960s. The problem is in the lack of proper detailing and fire stopping in the Grenfell Tower. The cavity was far wider than is normally required to prevent rain penetration, allow the cavity to drain and achieve air pressure equalization as intended. UK architects need to look outside of their country to source well researched details, not invent them as if they were *new*.

Posted date

28 December, 2017

Posted time

2:31 pm