Grenfell Tower Inferno A Disaster Waiting To Happen

“It could be that this is the quest for sustainability trumping other concerns”

The law of unintended consequences strikes again?


Very worrying news about the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

The Telegraph is reporting that the main factor in the fire spreading so quickly may have been the vertical cladding installed two years ago to meet green energy efficiency targets.

The cladding acts as insulation, but fire experts believe it can create an updraft between the walls and cladding which caused the fire to spread so quickly.

This sort of cladding is used worldwide as an easy way to insulate old buildings.

As one expert put it, the quest for sustainability has trumped other concerns.

The full story is here:

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2 thoughts on “Grenfell Tower Inferno A Disaster Waiting To Happen

  1. I’d heard that the cladding was installed because the well off residents near by didn’t like looking at what they considered to be an eyesore. I’ve also heard that the material used in the aluminium sandwich construction releases cyanide when incinerated. It really does beggar belief that this shit is being bolted on to so many tower blocks

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