LONDON TOWER BLOCK FIRE
You may be aware the Association recently fitted external insulation panels to properties on Telford, Niddrie, Sighthill, Muirhouse, Ratho & South Queensferry estates. In light of the tower block fire in London today & speculation that the blaze took hold so quickly due in part to recent external insulation cladding. We contacted the manufacturers of the materials used on our estates, it is our understanding all materials used for the insulation work meet the necessary building and fire regulations.
At the present time it is not clear how the London fire started and how it progressed so quickly therefore, it might be rash to speculate it was due to external cladding.
We are expecting further information from manufacturers and will provide an update as soon as this is received.