When the skin of the burnt house in London could violate building codes
MOSCOW, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. Deputy Minister of trade of great Britain Greg Hands said that the covering of a residential building in London where there was a fire, could be accomplished with a violation of accepted in country building codes.
“I understand that paneling, which was reported, did not meet building regulations in the UK. We need to figure out exactly what kind of plating was used (the building) and how it was made,” — said the Deputy Minister in interview to TV channel Sky News.
Earlier, the Guardian newspaper reported that the company is repairing a 24-storey residential building in London where there was a large fire that did not apply more refractory panels for facing buildings. As told the publication Director of the company Omnis Exteriors, whose composite panels were used for renovation of the building, the Builder ordered a cheaper type of a covering, which, although allowed to save, but was less refractory. A more secure type of plating would cost the Builder at £ 2 per square metre more expensive.
The company, which conducted in 2016 in house overhaul, said that the work was performed in accordance with all regulations, including fire safety.
A fire in a 24-storey social apartment house in a not very prosperous area of London — North Kensington — occurred in the night of Wednesday. Killed at least 30 people (the media say about 70), 24 of the injured are in hospitals, 12 of them are in critical condition. According to firefighters, about 120 families have been affected by fire. As have informed on Saturday to journalists the representative of police of London Stewart Kandy, the number of missing persons is 58.