Grenfell tower cladding illegal as applied

Flammable cladding that helped the inferno which destroyed the Grenfell tower is already illegal on tall buildings in Britain, Philip Hammond claimed today.

The Chancellor said criminal probes and a public inquiry into the disaster would answer why the controversial material was used.

It emerged today that the cladding installed on Grenfell was not designed for use on buildings taller than 10metres high – a fraction of the 67metre Grenfell block.

Well that should mean jail for some patsy.

He seems nice…

  • Jaedo Drax

    “It has emerged the cladding used was a cheaper option chosen during a
    recent refurbishment of Grenfell. Spending just £6,000 more would have
    meant a non-flammable product. ”

    Somebody put £6,000 into their pocket….

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Could be, but why the hell would ANYBODY put something so flammable on the outside of any structure?
      How is that even allowed for a tool shed, let along for an almost 30′ habitable structure?
      I always assumed that the U.K. has functioning fire codes, but it seems like they are little better than Mexico at this point.
      I’m finding it more and more unlikely that I will ever return to that Island nation.
      A shame.

      • Frances

        The 10 metre (30 foot) maximum recommendation is from the American manufacturer. It must be felt that the chimney effect won’t work on that short a structure (we have homes in the neighbourhood that exceed same) and is a cost-effective exterior product which is also relatively safe.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Define relatively safe.
          In any event, this has gotten some coverage here in Southern California and fire safety “experts” interview were all adamant that such a disaster couldn’t happen here as anything so inflammable has been outlawed on multi-family residential buildings in California since the 1960’s, as well as sprinklers.

    • Millie_Woods

      They could have saved even more if they used spontaneously combustible cladding.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Yes, find the Simon Legree, handlebar mustache twisting villain and unleash the “Two Minutes Hate”.

    “The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.”

    • andycanuck

      And he wouldn’t have used it at all, thus saving himself more money, if Green regulations didn’t compel its use (or similar) and have had bare brick instead.

  • Gary

    I’ve commented before about a series of deaths on the TTC subway system where 3 of them over a 12 year period were Involuntary -Manslaughter by Union members.
    Close to 15 TTC employees had failed to follow the Safety Rules or even aid the injured victim that died later because of being abandoned.
    Every one of the guilty tried to wash their hands of it and blame people around them. The Union has so much power the Police Chief Blair and Mayor David Miller sat back and let McGuinty’s Ministry Of Labour deal with the “work place” death.
    In them end , there was one case where the victim was blamed for their death by the minor traces of Pot in their blood that was less that what Trudeau would have and he became the PM .
    Not one TTC Union member lost their job or was charged .

    I expect the Tower fire caused by Government employees and Union builders won’t see a day in Court because the ” Inquiry” will be just like the TTC one where it drags out to the last day for the Statute Of Limitations to lay charges for a crime.
    Trust me…. this will be tied up for decades by muslims with lawsuits for being on welfare that got them in the unsafe Building. I expect a relative of a dead muslim to sue for letting the person in the Country and forcing them on welfare that caused the death.

    Thanks to the islamist and imams ….all the new BS Meters will now go to 14 from the old 10 limit for the Needle .