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Grenfell Tower Block
Jul 03, 2017, 11:46
Was looking at some awful pix of the burnt out shell taken through some windows. My first thought was how large the rooms were, until the penny dropped that I could be looking at the whole flat minus its room dividing walls.

Although I spent my working life as a carpenter/joiner, I never once worked on a high-rise block of flats but erected oodles of plasterboard covered studwork partitions in houses and three story building such as care homes etc, so have no knowledge of the materials used for room dividers in tower blocks.

So, my question is - were the room dividers studwork or blockwork/concrete/brick as I've not heard mention of them? The main support internal walls would have been reinforced concrete one assumes but what about the rest?

In my day the stud walls were broadly covered with 30 minute fire retardant Gypsum plasterboard sheets and plaster skimmed, but today I believe you can get 4 hour ones!

If they were timber partitions I can see now why the building burnt for so long.

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