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grufty jim
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Re: Grenfell Tower Block
Jul 03, 2017, 15:38
Sanctuary wrote:
At the end of the day the buck stops at Building Control as it was them and their man/woman who's job it was to ensure all the correct safety materials were used as specified and alternatives equally approved of.

My guess is that BC are keeping a low profile right now!

Thing is... that may not actually be the case. Over the past few years there has been a trend towards "self-certification" for things like fire-safety and disabled-access compliance. All part of the grand project of "deregulation".

Therefore, *IF* the aspect of the building that breached regulations (for the sake of argument... let's say it was the external cladding) was legally "self-certified" by a contractor, it may have nothing whatsoever to do with a public building compliance officer.

I'm not saying it's a *good* thing that contractors can self-certify. In fact, I'm fairly sure it's not. But that's been the trend in construction over the past few years and Grenfell may be a case where this system is exposed as dangerous.

Or not. It's all still speculation based on incomplete info.

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