Grenfell Tower cladding 'passed' by council officers in 2015

By Robert Booth

Newsletters from contractor Rydon claimed fire safety safety issues were scrutinised by Kensington and Chelsea

The cladding system on Grenfell Tower was reportedly passed by a building control officer from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 15 May 2015, despite a nationwide warning that the combustible insulation it featured should only be used in conjunction with cladding that does not burn.

The expert from the council, owner of the 24-storey block, approved the system when less than half of the building had been reclad, according to a newsletter distributed to Grenfell residents by the contractor, Rydon, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation.

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