Diamond Dog wrote:The Fire Brigade were not asked to approve it.
Do you agree with a company getting a safety certificate for a product and then selling an inferior, altered product under the same wrapping?
Very unlikely that would happen. It is far more likely that a budget cap was put on the project, and savings had to be made. The fire brigade have to issue an inspection certificate for every building of multiple occupancy when ever major works are carried out to that building. The were asked, but they never got round to it. The man who was supposed to have done the inspection says he did do it but did not issue a certificate. He is the same man who should have picked up the badly installed fire doors.
If you look, Celotex, and Kingspan ( the other major manufacturer of insulation ( and we are talking only about the insulation here, not the cladding panels) make hundreds of boards to dozens of ratings for fire, acoustic and moisture. The problem as I understand it is that there are several fire ratings which are acceptable but which are not necessarily the very highest rated product. Grenfell was clad on a budget, and the work was supervised by incompetent, lazy and badly managed public servants. None of whom will be bought to book.