Diamond Dog wrote:And, yet again, you fail to comment on whether you think a company obtaining a fire safety certificate for a product, and then selling an inferior product under the same banner, are doing anything wrong - either morally or in law?
As I said, fire products can be downgraded as the law changes. They may well have bought the stuff whilst it was legit, but by the time they had taken delivery it might have been downgraded. In any situation the specification should have been checked by the chain of inspectors BEFORE it was installed. In this scenario, the material complied when it was sold, but possibly not when it was installed. Cellotex is a huge and reputable company that sells millions of sq meters of insulation board every day. Do you think it is more likely that they deliberately and fraudulently sold the wrong product for this project? What would they have to gain? All materials delivered to site go through a what is supposed to be a vigorous checking system ( QA). Even if they had supplied the wrong sheets, deliberately and with malice aforethought, this would have been picked up by one of the several checks which were supposedly carried out by both contractors and the supervisory teams. God knows there enough of the bastards. Of course the reality is that the whole process is a sham, and no one does their job, far preferring to spend time by the sea at the either the suppliers or the contractors expense.