Don’t delay – ban combustible materials on residential blocks now | Karen Buck

The enormity of the Grenfell tragedy demands extensive reform of building standards. But this would be a startAs we approach the anniversary of the Grenfell disaster, we can quite rightly expect to see extensive coverage of what most people believed to have been impossible – a London residential tower block ablaze, and 71 men, women and children condemned to a terrifying death. The review of building regulations undertaken and just published by Dame Judith Hackitt as part of the response to that tragedy, was conducted in the shadow of a 24-storey tomb. Survivors, relatives and friends, the surrounding community who must still face the charred ruins every day, all have the right to expect a clear and unambiguous commitment to action to prevent anything like this from ever happening again. Everyone now living in a high-rise or complex building has a right to know that their future safety will be protected, and how. Related: Architects fear Grenfell review will avoid ban on flammable cladding Continue reading......

0 Published By - Theguardian.com - Latest UK news and comment - 2018.05.17. 19:49
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