Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Grenfell Tower: Sixty Blocks 'Fail New Fire Test'

Cladding and insulation used in at least 60 tower blocks will be deemed to have failed a new fire safety test. The test was more thorough than previous checks after the Grenfell Tower fire, which only tested cladding. The new test checked the cladding in combination with the foam insulation that was used in Grenfell. Nine blocks in Salford are the only local authority-owned buildings so far known to be affected. Local Government Association chairman Lord Porter said buildings owned by housing associations and private sector landlords will also be on the list. Read more on the BBC website.

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