What has happened in the four years since the Grenfell disaster?
Exactly four years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, on 14 June 2017, CM looks back on the key events that have happened since
It was not “sensible” for combustible aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding to be used on a tall building like Grenfell Tower, even if it might have been interpreted that it was “allowed” under Building Regulations at the time, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has heard.
A 2008 certificate issued by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for Kingspan K15 insulation was based on data “extrapolated” from fire test reports on similar Kingspan phenolic products, some of which were 15 years old, in a “basic failure of due diligence” the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has heard.
A marketing manager at Arconic, the company that manufactured the combustible Reynobond PE 55 cladding used on Grenfell Tower, received a “very high shock” after attending a 2007 presentation warning of the combustibility of polyethylene-cored (PE) ACM cladding, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has heard.
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