Post-Grenfell cladding inspections have uncovered a series of other fire risks
Updated: Feb 28
Flat owners and tenants have been looking for reassurance that the cladding on their home is safe, ever since the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. But inspections carried out as a result of these fears have revealed that the problems are not just cladding-related.
The BBC reports that ‘Many owners are now finding problems with “compartmentation” – the way their individual flat is sealed to stop fire and smoke spreading within a building. ‘Typically, flats should have barriers inside the spaces between any cladding and the outside walls, and fire breaks in the internal walls to ensure flats are protected for as long as possible should a fire break out.’
According to Façade Remedial Consultants, defective fire safety has been found in 90% of the 2,000 buildings inspected and around 60% of those are not cladding related.