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13 Sep 9:20am

Grenfell survivors call for urgent ban on combustible building materials

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Ministers have banned combustible materials on high-rises but have yet to decide whether to widen ban The bereaved and survivors of the Grenfell disaster have called for an urgent ban on the use of combustible materials in buildings after they said evidence at the public inquiry had revealed “fraud”, “cover-up” and “incompetence” in the construction industry. Their lawyer told the inquiry chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, on Monday that methods of checking safety of materials had been revealed as “positively dangerous” and that a key independent testing centre for construction products had been “complicit in manufacturers’ frauds”.
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