Section: Grenfell Tower

Evidence submitted during November at the Second Phase of the Inquiry

The second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reconvened on Monday 7th September. Full transcripts of all evidence submitted can be found on the Inquiry's website via this link.

The links links below are to articles that have appeared elsewhere, which summarise key evidence (and related issues) submitted to the inquiry this month.

Manufacturer Kingspan has withdrawn fire-test reports for one of its key products, after admitting the test had "shortcomings" and does not reflect the product it has been selling for the last 15 years.
- The Irish Times: 06.11.20: Article link


Grenfell Tower suppliers knew their cladding would burn - one email from 2013 described panels as 'like a chimney which transports the fire'.
- The Guardian: 09.11.20: Article link


The Building Research Establishment has been accused of helping manufacturers to misleadingly market their insulation products as safe for high-rise buildings.
- Architects' Journal: 11.11.20: Article link


The ex-Celotex assistant product manager told the inquiry the firm had been dishonest when testing its Rs5000 insulation product.
- Sky News: 16.11.20: Article link


A company that made insulation used on Grenfell Tower was "stretching the truth" by claiming its product was appropriate for use on high-rise buildings, a former employee has said.
- BBC News: 24.11.20: Article link


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