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Structural timber is an innocent casualty of ungrounded fears over fire safety

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Robert, Had the same thing happened in the USA then indeed it would have been criminal; and had a decent lawyer been on the case it would have been deemed so here. I had quite an education in the apathy of bureaucracy during a fairly extensive correspondence with Devon County Council which finally ended when the DCC, Jan Shadbolt, informed me, after I had suggested incompetence was evident on all sides, that she would no longer respond to my concerns. There are several millions the taxpayers of Devon are still out of pocket. It was only after FOI requests was I able to learn of the settlement amount. I've been in the construction industry as a designer and contractor for most of my life and can confidently state the fiasco was way beyond anything I could have imagined. As to your point Re: the failing fabric. It is surely definitive proof of the unsuitability of CLT if a structure built of it has to be demolished in the event of moisture intrusion.

Posted date

21 February, 2020

Posted time

3:13 pm

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