Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flammable cladding

Following the tower block fire I posted about yesterday there's a lot of talk about the need for fire rated materials to be used in cladding.

You can see why from the photo I took this morning:


The fancy structure on top of the building was the same as its twin on the right but most of it ignited, obviously making the fire much worse than it should have been.

It was the flaming debris from this structure which fell to the ground, causing eleven vehicles to burst into flames.

Apparently the need for a new code of practice was already under discussion but I'd say this example makes urgent implementation a must.

Now I must start getting organised for the flight back to Oz. I'll be there tomorrow.

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