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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Waterbaby » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 pm

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"Building Safety Programme: update and consolidated advice for building owners following large-scale testing"

From: Department for Communities and Local Government
Part of: Grenfell Tower
Published:5 September 2017
Last updated: 8 September 2017
Applies to: England

"This document sets out detailed safety advice for owners of high rise residential buildings.

This follows the completion of the government’s fire safety tests that examined how different types of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding panels behave with different types of insulation in a fire."

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... le-testing

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by hammer1 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:17 am

The song goes...{I'm gonna walk down to electric avenue and I'm gonna say ' have you got PAT testing records for all that mate'}

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Waterbaby » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:29 pm

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Building safety: independent expert advisory panel - terms of reference


From: Department for Communities and Local Government
Part of: Building safety: independent expert advisory panel
Published: 11 December 2017
Applies to: England

"The government appointed an expert panel to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on immediate building safety measures following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Following the Secretary of State’s announcement on 5 September 2017 that the Independent Expert Advisory Panel’s remit would be extended to cover broader building safety issues, the expert panel’s terms of reference has been updated."

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -reference

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Messy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:37 am

If there was ever an icon that demonstrated the sheer scale of this tragic incident, it was the huge tented village constructed to extend Westminster Coroner's Court &
over an adjacent taxi rank.

I believe the huge temporary exhibition type structure acted as a mortuary and exhibit store. There was also a private area where taxis could pull in away from the media so relatives could attend in peace.

The temporary extension is just visable on Google Street view

The entire Coroners Court was dedicated to the Grenfell fire and a second temporary court was established a couple of miles away for business as usual work

Today - over six months after the fire - the structures and associated security fence and infrastructure have been dismantled.

I hope to God this particular impressive contingency plan is never needed again
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Essex » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:41 pm

I hope that they actually get to the root cause. Which is clear to anybody in the building industry.

I fear, however that the truth is just too inconvenient and that it will be dragged down the Left vs Right, poor vs rich, immigrant vs non-immigrant route. Which clearly has NOTHING to do with this tragedy.

I also hope that those that had a hand in signing this spend a long long time in prison. I doubt anybody will however. This stinks from start to finish and it will be impossible to put it down to one thing.
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Messy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:54 am

This week in China
Looks a bit familiar doesn't it, but no casualties on this one

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/video/watch/h ... vp-BBIybS7

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by hammer1 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 pm

I have heard report is due just before mid-May..............
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by quality_somerset » Tue May 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Unfortunately another tower fire. Looks like there will be fatalities:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/s ... 27781.html

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by grim72 » Tue May 01, 2018 2:39 pm

Yup I saw that one earlier - took just 90 minutes for the building to collapse due to the fire. Sounds like the blame game has already started from what I read in the report. So far only one confirmed dead which will be miraculous if that remains the case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43960778 Scary footage and all too reminiscent of what we witnessed on our own shores not too long ago.
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by hammer1 » Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm

I understand the review final report will be published end of next week to the public

It has already been circulated to certain sector bodies
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Messy » Mon May 21, 2018 6:38 pm

BBC's Panarama tonight at 8pm are making allegations that Cellotex tested a fire resistant material to get a certificate, and then misold customers a more combustible version

I hope to God that's not true as someone should swing😣

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Waterbaby » Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 am

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