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Message 1911733 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 10:12:02 UTC

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Message 1912415 - Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 22:49:05 UTC

RBK&C in the news again...

"It is deemed as having an unacceptable and harmful impact by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,"

Yet they still haven't rehoused the survivors of Grenfell Tower 7 months on
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Message 1913648 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 0:26:54 UTC

The fallout from Grenfell Tower for similar privately owned properties.
Residents asked to foot £2m bill to replace Grenfell-like cladding

Residents of a privately-owned London tower block with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay up to £2m for replacement panels.
Citiscape in Croydon was one of 228 buildings to fail safety tests after the disaster which claimed 71 lives.
With 95 flats affected, each household share could be between £13,300 and £31,300, to be paid in instalments, the Guardian newspaper reported.
First Port Property Services said safety was its "first priority".
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Message 1928206 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 22:22:54 UTC

Grenfell Tower cladding failed to meet standard but the details of later tests were not disseminated in a satisfactory manor.
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Message 1928208 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 22:36:36 UTC - in response to Message 1928206.  

If the reports were available on its website, they are not now, and the CSTB was not able to provide them. The BBC obtained them through other sources.
Hmm, wonder how that happened?
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Message 1928210 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018, 22:42:06 UTC - in response to Message 1928208.  

If the reports were available on its website, they are not now, and the CSTB was not able to provide them. The BBC obtained them through other sources.
Hmm, wonder how that happened?

Did anyone check the wayback machine?
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Message 1928295 - Posted: 6 Apr 2018, 11:15:19 UTC

Working on the edges of the safety and certification "industry" we all too often see "very poor" ratings being moved up one or more steps. Some of our clients are very diligent in their search for "good" materials. But some just look for the lowest initial price and assume we won't spot their corner cutting and get very upset when we spot the "cost saving" as being non-compliant with the regulations and tell them "No way Jose" and they have to start again (and we do mean "start again").
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Message 1928912 - Posted: 9 Apr 2018, 0:00:02 UTC

https://apnews.com/312b9baddaa3479c93f70c68edfa9c19/Trump-once-fought-measure-requiring-sprinklers-in-buildings
NEW YORK (AP) — The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers — a requirement Donald Trump once fought as a powerful real estate developer.
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Message 1930404 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 23:36:32 UTC

Leaked Grenfell dossier reveals how disastrous refurbishment turned tower into a 'tinderbox'.

A report prepared as part of the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has uncovered calamitous deficiencies in the installation of the windows, cavity barriers and cladding system, and their failure to meet building regulations.

The 210-page interim document, by fire investigation experts BRE Global, is set to dramatically assist the Metropolitan police in their wide-ranging investigation. It was leaked exclusively to the Standard and recounts in forensic detail how the original concrete building was turned from a safe structure into a tinderbox by the refurbishment between 2014 and 2016.

It not only finds the cladding material and insulation was combustible, but also exposes hitherto unknown areas of incompetence relating to the design and installation of the windows and cavity barriers. The latter are critical in closing the gap between the inner and outer skins of the building to prevent a chimney-like effect in the event of a blaze.
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Message 1935204 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 18:52:40 UTC

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Message 1935903 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 14:28:13 UTC

Whirlpool* tumble dryers still catching fire after modification. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44136939

* Sold as Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands
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Message 1935909 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 15:18:49 UTC

Politicians are pretty free with the public purse...

Cladding removal to cost taxpayers £400 million

...had they done their jobs right in the 1st place...
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Message 1935997 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 7:30:30 UTC

No outright ban on flammable cladding
She will propose a tighter system of safety management throughout the life of a building in England, which would be led by the construction industry.
Another case of the fox guarding the henhouse.

Just wondering how large was that brown envelope.
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Message 1936047 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 16:04:12 UTC

And later in the day a subtle change of tone, one that now implies that flammable cladding should be banned, and the government might actually do it. ABT.
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Message 1936160 - Posted: 18 May 2018, 15:53:59 UTC

Hmm, where have we seen this before?

The design of the playground had specified durable oak to be used to support the swing, but a cheaper and less durable poplar wood was used, the inquiry heard.
An "organisational failure and lack of accountability" by the council
Sad
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Message 1936254 - Posted: 19 May 2018, 6:58:18 UTC

And add to that the fact that an annual inspection was missed due "chaotic and disorganised management was within the council".
The corner didn't accuse the council of deliberate use of the wrong wood, but
an inadvertent use of inappropriate wood" in the swing's structure by the designer and installer.
Which is pretty damming of the way the whole council was operating.
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Message 1936543 - Posted: 21 May 2018, 15:27:44 UTC
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Message 1936553 - Posted: 21 May 2018, 16:41:04 UTC

The emerging information about the cladding makes my blood boil.
Hopefully the company, and its directors will find themselves up in court on corporate manslaughter charges.
And then allow the civil lawyers their chance to chew them over on behalf of the victims.
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