cladding tests to begin tomorrow, not just from grenfell, but for
council towers across the country
So looks like it could turn on the alteration from this zinc FR
composite in the initial 2012 planning application
to the aluminium composite (which doesn't actually specify FR or PE) by
the 2015 approved materials list, even though it's still only a planning
doc, not a regs doc.
Please don't be misled by sloppy headlines from sub-editors. They've
not actually started removing the panels yet (apart from the ones
removed for testing). The official line is "will immediately begin
preparing to remove..."
Please also note that organs such as The Guardian may state it is
similar to the cladding at Grenfell but they don't specify in what ways
similar let alone in what ways different. Camden's official statement
points out that (a) "they have fire-resistant rock wool insulation
designed to prevent the spread of fire and fire resistant sealant
between floors" and (b) they reckon they didn't get what they specified.
reply-to address is (intended to be) valid
One photo seen today or yesterday was from a scaffold tower very near the
ground, the other was of persons abseiling down and removing cladding maybe 10
Grenfell also seemed to have a transition point on one facade below which
burning ceased to happen as if there was a change in material, or the
installation method, or a lack of chimney effect.
Burnham Tower (ironic name!) seems to have the riveted version, rather
than the cassette version ...
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