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GreenSpec: Timber Cladding: Selecting a SpeciesSoftwood; Currently the most popular of species chosen for external cladding; BS EN 350-2 classed as 'durable' and does not require treatment for external use, providing only heartwood is used; Small movement; Available with FSC certification; Appearance grade recommended for cladding from BS 1186-3 is Class 1; Good for durability, stability and volume to weight ratio; Usually imported from North America, but British western cedar is also becoming available, but is rated as ...

Cladding used in London's Grenfell Tower was banned in the UK18 Jun 2017 ... On Sunday two Government ministers Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Trade Minister Greg Hands said the cladding used on the building's exterior appeared to be against British regulations. "My understanding is that the cladding in question, which is banned in europe and the US, is also banned here," Mr Hammond told BBC News. "So there are two separate questions: one, are our regulations correct; do they permit the right kind of materials and ban the ...

Grenfell Tower: cladding material linked to fire pulled from sale ...26 Jun 2017 ... The firm said it had stopped global sales of the material for tall buildings over concerns about the inconsistency of building codes across the world. Reynobond PE, one of several options offered by the company and not the most fire-retardant, has been banned for use on towers in countries including Germany and the US, but not the uk. The manufacturer said in a statement: Arconic is discontinuing global sales of Reynobond PE for use in high-rise applications.

Experts warned government against cladding material used on ...15 Jun 2017 ... Ipswich firm Celotex confirmed it provided insulation materials for the refurbishment. The material has the most stringent class 0 fire rating in building standards regulations but independent tests on the material used to make it, polyisocyanurate, show that in intense fires it can release lethal hydrogen cyanide fumes and can be rapidly fatal. Public Health England moved to dampen fears about ongoing poisons in the air and a spokeswoman said there was minimal ...

Fact Check: is the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower actually ...26 Jun 2017 ... cladding is being added on tower blocks built in the 1960s and 1970s such as Grenfell Tower to improve the thermal performance of the flats and in some cases prevent material deteriorating and falling from the existing facades. These flats are often homes to some of ... Hammond's claim that the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower is banned in the uk is nearly correct because of the less well-known Approved Document 7. But neither this document, nor Building ...

U.K. Officials Said Material on Tower Was Banned. It Wasn't. - The ...19 Jun 2017 ... But experts on British fire safety rules say that the material, used as exterior cladding, in fact complied with regulations. ... Survivors said the delay in finding out for certain about their loved ones was foremost in their minds. Credit Marko Djurica/Reuters. My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in europe and the U.S., is also banned here, Mr. Hammond said in an interview with Andrew Marr of the BBC. So there are two ...

Grenfell Tower cladding identified as cheaper and more flammable ...19 Jun 2017 ... The cladding used in the Grenfell Tower renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety, amid confusion over whether the material is legal in the uk. The cladding used in the recent ... America is illegal in the uk. Speaking on the BBC1 television programme the Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Hammond said: "My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in europe and the US, is also banned here.".

Commonly used UK aluminium cladding system fails safety tests ...28 Aug 2017 ... More News materials uk More + More +. Photo by Commonly used uk aluminium cladding system fails safety tests. A government panel reviewing building regulations and fire safety in England says a cladding system using aluminum composite material (ACM) with a fire-retardant polyethylene filler and phenolic foam insulation doesn't meet criteria for use in tall buildings. The results of the latest round of tests to determine how different combinations of ACM panels ...

Booker: Grenfell the EU dimension - EU Referendum18 Jun 2017 ... The EN standard, in respect of fire safety in relation to external cladding is known to be deficient. Even the most rigorous application of material and individual component testing will not necessarily predict overall system performance, and cannot therefore be used as a valid or even useful indicator of its safety. The european standard is fundamentally flawed. Arguably, this situation could be resolved by the uk taking unilateral action and defining a new, more rigorous ...

Why is cladding banned in the US and Germany used on buildings ...16 Jun 2017 ... The type of cladding installed at Grenfell Tower during a major refit last year is banned in the US and rated as 'flammable' in Germany, it has emerged. ... Reynobond aluminium coated panels with a flammable plastic core, known as PE, conform to British safety standards, despite being ruled dangerous elsewhere. ... Meanwhile, Germany ranks the material as 'flammable', putting it in the same category as 'unprotected wood with a thickness of no more than 12mm'.

Did EU regulation mean deadly cladding was used on Grenfell ...15 Jun 2017 ... cladding is often used to improve energy efficiency and it is thought there could be up to 30,000 buildings in the uk fitted with similar cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower. ... in this way fire [travels] all the way up from the base of the building to the very top. ... The EU's only role is in making sure materials which meet those national standards are not excluded from national markets in a discriminatory way just because they are made elsewhere in europe. The EU ...

Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option ...16 Jun 2017 ... Exclusive: Omnis Exteriors asked to supply cladding that was £2 cheaper per square metre than fire-resistant version, investigation finds. ... material used in the cladding that covered the Grenfell Tower was the cheaper, more flammable version of the two available options, an investigation of the supply chain has confirmed. Omnis Exteriors ... Omnis Exteriors describes itself as a leading uk manufacturer and supplier of exterior building products and systems.

After London Fire, 11 More High-Rises Found With Combustible ...22 Jun 2017 ... LONDON At least 11 buildings in Britain are clad in combustible material of a kind similar to the cladding that was used on the exterior of Grenfell Tower, the apartment building destroyed in London's deadliest fire in decades, officials said on Thursday, as they scrambled to conduct safety checks on at least 600 other high-rise buildings. Exterior cladding is thought to have contributed to the rapid spread of the fire, which consumed the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West ...

Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in UK, Philip Hammond says ...18 Jun 2017 ... Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that the controversial non fire-

In U.K., All 75 Buildings Tested So Far for Fire Safety Have Failed ...26 Jun 2017 ... Hundreds of families were ordered to evacuate apartments in the five high-rise buildings of the Chalcots Estate in northwest London on Friday night in an urgent scramble after it emerged that, among other safety risks, the buildings had exterior cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower. At least 79 people died in Grenfell Tower on June 14, in London's deadliest fire in more than a century. An estimated 4,000 residents of the more than 800 apartments in the ...

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