Netizen 24 GBR: Grenfell review does not propose ban on flammable cladding, Dame Judith Hackitt confirms

By On May 17, 2018

Grenfell review does not propose ban on flammable cladding, Dame Judith Hackitt confirms

A report on building regulations after the Grenfell Tower tragedy will stop short of calling for an outright ban on flammable cladding.

Dame Judith Hackitt said she did not think a ban on cladding blamed by many for the spread of the west London tower block fire would work.

She will call for "a wholesale change in culture" on fire safety. Dame Judith said her report will call for greater clarity and tighter policing of guidance already in place, which says cladding must be made of material of limited combustibility.

The review was ordered in the wake of the June 14 disaster, which raised concerns that unclear industry standards had allowed dangerous material to be installed on towers.

Cladding fuelled the spread of the fire that killed 71 people in the west London block and a subsequent safety operation identified hundreds more bu ildings with similar set-ups.

Source: Google News

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