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Forum: Crash and Burn 24 September 2017, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Richard W
What are you basing this on? I don't see why...

What are you basing this on? I don't see why that's the case, and it doesn't fit the facts that I know of.

The fire moved slowly enough that people were able to remove their belongings from their...
Forum: Crash and Burn 26 June 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
Scotland fixed their regulations about cladding...

Scotland fixed their regulations about cladding back in 2005 in response to a report from 2000 on a 1999 fire in Irvine:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40406057



The Westminster...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
It's like they think the EU sets some sort of...

It's like they think the EU sets some sort of "maximum standard" that you're not allowed to go above, isn't it? There are perfectly good fireproof insulators available.

The company that supplied...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
I don't think you can say that the residents'...

I don't think you can say that the residents' concerns were irrelevant when they turn out to have been so justified... Legally irrelevant under current law, perhaps, but that argument seems to be...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
Another issue is that the contractor who did the...

Another issue is that the contractor who did the cladding says that it did meet the codes it needed to. That may or may not be the case, but either way, the fire regulations are obviously too weak at...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Richard W
It seems they think the cladding on the outside...

It seems they think the cladding on the outside caught fire (or material behind the cladding) and the gap acted as a chimney, so once the fire had broken out of the first apartment it would have gone...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
Yes, I suspect the death toll is going to be...

Yes, I suspect the death toll is going to be rather higher than 12 when they've worked it out...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 June 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,980
Posted By Richard W
Yes, this was from a resident's committee last...

Yes, this was from a resident's committee last year, about this very block:

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/kctmo-playing-with-fire/

(Written after the refurbishment that's...
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