Grenfell-style cladding: what's wrong with the system and what happens now?

Dame Judith Hackitt’s report said UK building regulations are stuck in a ‘time warp’. Here we answer some key questionsThe short answer is Grenfell Tower. Shortly after the disaster it emerged council building inspectors approved the use of cut-price combustible cladding and insulation on the 24-storey block after 16 inspections. That there were 71 deaths might have been enough to spark a full scale review, but Dame Judith Hackitt was only appointed when it emerged that inspectors had approved hundreds more towers wrapped in flammable materials across the country. Continue reading......

1 Published By - Theguardian.com - Latest UK news and comment - 2018.05.17. 18:34
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