Grenfell Tower: building control warned about refit insulation plan

By Robert Booth

Inspectors' certificate for London block restricted Celotex insulation for use only with non-combustible cladding

Building safety experts had warned in 2014 that the insulation planned for use on Grenfell Tower – which was installed and which fuelled the fatal fire in June – should only be used with non-combustible cladding.

The Guardian has seen a formal certificate issued by the building inspectors organisation, Local Authority Building Control, stating that the insulation chosen for the £10m tower refit was acceptable for use on tall buildings only if used with non-combustible cladding panels.

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