Tragic Grenfell Tower fitted with external cladding despite known fire risk.

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The external cladding recently fitted to the tragic Grenfell Tower fire was a well-known fire risk before the cladding was fitted.

The tower building had been over-clad with Aluminium Composite Material cassette rainscreen, which has been blamed for several tower fires around the world, including in Australia and the UAE.

The company responsible for fitting the cladding – Harley Curtain Wall Ltd – went into administration shortly after fitting the panels. However, directors of the company continue to trade under a slightly different name, Harley Facades Ltd.

It has also been revealed that Grenfell Tower residents had been complaining about fire risks for some time before the tragic fire.

It seems the owners of the tower, Kensington and Chelsea council, have a lot of questions that will need to be answered.

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  1. Some of the poor tenants, who managed to escape, were saying in interviews that the landlords were deliberately running down social housing in the area, in order to socially cleanse the area, and sell it for redevelopment.

    This needs a proper independent inquiry to find out all the facts. No whitewash from the people who should take some responsibility for this happening – the government.

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  2. Director of company responsible for Grenfell Tower refurbishment admits he ‘didn’t know’ what cladding was made from.
    The director of the company responsible for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment has admitted he doesn’t know what the cladding was made from.

    Police have confirmed there have been at least six fatalities after a huge blaze engulfed the 24-storey tower block overnight.

    At this early stage many fear the colourful plastic cladding, which was recently placed on the building as part of a major refurbishment, could have helped spread of the flames.
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/director-company-responsible-grenfell-tower-10622085

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    1. Sadly, I would imagine the toll will be much greater by tomorrow. The majority of these flats were 4 bedroom properties, so would have housed fairly large families. A lot of people were sleeping, and probably never even knew the place was on fire.

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