Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Grenfell Tower - THEY WERE WARNED

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
LONDONERS awoke this morning to find that the Grenfell Tower, a 24-story block located near the Westway and Latimer Road Underground, had suffered a major fire during the night.   As many as 40 fire appliances and 200 firefighters attended the blaze, which broke out just before 0100 hours.  At least six people are known to have died, with the grim knowledge that “the death toll is likely to rise”.

Grenfell Tower - still ablaze this morning

And while residents, many still in shock, are comforted by their fellow locals, charities and places of worship representing many faiths, the speed at which today’s news media operates means that the questions have begun to be asked.  Why did the fire spread so rapidly in a building that had been recently refurbished?   And if, as has been suggested, the Grenfell Tower was compartmentalised, why was staying put not a good thing?

That refurbishment is already coming under scrutiny, and for good reason. The external cladding applied to the building we know all too well: it was specified as “Rayondbond”, but this is a mis-spelling. The cladding is called Raynobond (the use of the term “Raynolux”, another trade mark of the same company, gives the game away).*
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* The nature of Reynobond aluminium composite panels according to their own blub.  It seems that the aluminium sheets are the thickness of aluminium foil and that it melts when exposed to heat as would be experienced in a fire:
  Discover the many features of Reynobond aluminium composite panels.   Reynobond aluminium composite panels is a aluminium panel consisting of two coil-coated aluminium sheets that are fusion bonded to both sides of a polyethylene core.
Almost unlimited diversity of surfaces:
Reynobond aluminium composite panels offer many advantages:

  • A broad palette of dimensions:Reynobond aluminium composite panels can be delivered in five standard widths up to 2,000 mm. Other dimensions can be supplied, on request.

  • Comprehensive service:Short delivery times, even for small quantities and advice, before and during your project.

  • Convincing product benefits:Lightweight, high bending stiffness and flatness, little expansion, highly resistant to corrosion, weathering and warping, can be used in a variety of ways and is easy to install.

Reynobond aluminium composite panels are perfectly adapted to inside as well as outside applications thanks to their excellent weather protection. The fields of applications for aluminium composite panels are Architecture, Corporate ID, Sign & Display, Industry and Transport.

Other benefits can be achieved by combining Reynobond aluminium composite panels with our prepainted aluminium Reynolux. This unique one-stop product range allows our partners to acquire aluminium composite panels and coil-coated aluminium in identical colour, yet with similar quality. Combinations of both products, such as in facades or roofs, make for a simple, attractive—and high quality solution.

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