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The Grenfell impact – Will the new post-Grenfell fire regulations change the way we build?

On 14th June 2017, a fire swept through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. It was started by a broken fridge-freezer within a fourth-floor flat, with the flames bursting through a window and quickly spreading upwards throughout the whole building. Within just nine minutes the fire had spread to the crown of the building, where burning debris fell and set other parts of the building on fire. The devastating blaze led to 72 people...

building regulations, cladding, fire, fire safety, Rainscreen

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A2 to B1: Know the difference and specify with confidence

The type of ventilated cladding that’s so popular in modern construction can really improve thermal insulation properties, as well as enhancing the overall appearance of buildings. However, specifying the exact requirements of external cladding for your structures can be difficult if you don’t appreciate different standards and testing regimes. Our expert advisers can offer you any support you may need, so don’t hesitate to...

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Summary of the Interim Hackitt Report on Fire Safety Issued in December 2017

The Hackitt Enquiry is an independent review of building regulations and fire safety, commissioned in July 2017 in the wake of the disaster at Grenfell Tower, London. The Hackitt Report issued in December 2017 is an Interim Report which presents the initial findings of Dame Hackitt and her team, and is particularly focused on high-rise buildings for residential use. This initial report feeds into a further report which will focus upon these findings...

combustibility, fire safety, Grenfell Tower

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Combustible Materials on High Rise Buildings

alsecco’s supply chain partner Rockwool discuss the growing concerns regarding using combustible materials on high-rise buildings. NEW POLLING DATA CONFIRMS CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BANNING COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ON HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS. • 74 percent of construction industry professionals believe that using combustible materials on mid, high-rise and sensitive buildings should be banned. • Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) believe...

combustibility, fire safety, Grenfell Tower, rockwool

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Grenfell Tower – the lesson is high quality, high fire resistance products

As materials used on towers and other buildings all over the UK fail fire safety tests, alsecco UK continues to supply best in class cladding products to keep building occupants and users safe. As of the end of August, the full-scale fire test programme for exterior rainscreen cladding combinations, instigated by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) through the Building Research Establishment, has resulted in four test failures...

combustibility, fire safety, Grenfell Tower

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