As angry Grenfell residents confronted Housing Minister Alok Sharma on BBC‘s Victoria Derbyshire show, an analysis by The Canary reveals that the guidance by the construction industry and government on cladding and insulation appears to be contradictory. Or at best, confusing and open to misinterpretation. And this might partly explain why the Grenfell Tower tragedy happened.
Meanwhile, local authorities are now testing their cladding. And hospital and school buildings are also being examined. All this explains why Camden Council decided to evacuate 800 of its residents from four tower blocks; and why more than 17,000 care homes, private hospitals and hospices are going to carry out checks on the safety of their buildings.
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