Section: Grenfell Tower

Grenfell front doors designed to resist fire for 30 minutes fail tests

Posted 15.03.18
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An issue has been identified with a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower and, following independent expert advice, the government is undertaking further investigations to establish the full circumstances.

Initial inspections indicate the door is believed to have been designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes - as required by building regulations guidance. When tested by the Metropolitan Police, however, it failed after approximately 15 minutes.

Independent experts have advised that the risks to public safety remain low, and that evidence from investigations to date does not change this assessment.

Investigations to date are focused on front doors from a batch manufactured in 2013 by a company which is no longer trading.

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