Harley Facades Limited, who installed the cladding, said it was "not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower". A European Commission spokeswoman said: “Fire safety rules and building material standards are a matter for national authorities. The EU's only role is in making
Tinder box cladding wrapped around buildings should be ripped down immediately because thousands of lives could be at risk, one of Britain's top fire experts told MailOnline today. Grenfell Tower in White City had insulated aluminium panels installed on the outside by East Sussex-based company Harley
Residents have been quick to point the finger at newly installed cladding on the outside of the building. While experts have claimed wind tunnels are created when buildings use cladding. Arnold Tarling, from property company Hindwoods, said cladding creates 25mm-30mm cavities between the buildings
Hoses and cameras alongside an exterior wall of Grenfell Tower, Thursday. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA . Several firms were commissioned to work on the tower by the lead contractor Rydon, including Harley Facades, which installed the tower block's Reynobond cladding. A spokesperson said Harley
Investigators are looking at the possibility that the newly-installed exterior cladding on the tower may have helped spread the flames. WM Housing have said the two blocks with full cladding are Mercia House in Coventry city centre and Alpha House in Barras Green. In addition there are six blocks with
A spokesman for Harley Facades told Sun Online: "Harley Facades Limited completed the refurbishment work to Grenfell Tower. This included the installation of exterior cladding. Drone captures burnt remains of Grenfell Tower block in London. "The Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels are a
The cladding used in the Grenfell Tower renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety, amid confusion over whether it is legal. The aluminium-composite panels, which have a core made of the flammable plastic polyethylene, were installed as part of a recent £8.7 million
Harley Facades confirmed it had installed the panels bought from Omnis in the work it performed on Grenfell Tower. The speed at which the fire spread at Grenfell Tower has led to intense speculation that external cladding panels made from aluminium sheets with a flammable polyethylene core may
Investigations are in hand, but the fire in Dubai's 18th tallest tower appears to be similar to the fires in the external cladding of the 352m Marina Torch residence (21 . a 90 mm gap between the building's rubberised, paint-covered concrete outer wall and a recently installed rain screen cladding (with limited combustibility).
The source of the fire is thought to have been a fridge freezer, and the unexpected speed of the fire's spread is believed to have been contributed to by the recently-installed exterior cladding, a kind that has been cited as contributing to similar fires in high-rise buildings around the world in recent years.
The City Council will replace the rain-screen cladding on Evenlode and Windrush Towers with improved non-combustible material in line with the requirements of the new central government guidance. As reported in the media, the Government has directed that all aluminium composite (ACM) cladding on
ITV News has learned the type of cladding that covered the exterior of the Grenfell Tower has also been used on a nearby estate in North London. Harley Facades Ltd has confirmed it installed aluminium composite material (ACM) panels made from Reynobond at the Chalcots Estate in Camden and that
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