Monday, 3 July 2017

Social Landlords Call For Clarity On Cladding Safety

Social landlords have called for “greater clarity” over whether Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels on tower blocks could be safe despite failing the government’s combustibility test. The government said its independent expert fire safety panel will consider “early next week” whether ACM panels can be used safely as part of a wider external wall system “and therefore could remain on a building under certain approved circumstances”. Grenfell Tower was believed to have ACM panels with a polyethylene core. A number of landlords have already torn down cladding from their tower blocks after it failed the government’s combustibility test. Read more on Inside Housing.

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