Posted on September 30, 2020 by iwano@_84
The contractor who packed the window surrounds of Grenfell Tower with combustible insulation and finished the reveals with combustible uPVC assumed the materials had already been considered acceptable when he joined the project, the inquiry into 2017’s fire has heard.
Mark Dixon of SD Plastering was hired by Grenfell refurbishment main contractor Rydon to deliver new window reveals for the flats in the tower block. The work bridged the cavity between the 1970s building’s original windows frames and the new windows in the new rainscreen cladding system.
Giving evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on Tuesday, Dixon – who worked for Rydon for nine years in various managerial roles before becoming a director of SD Plastering in 2005 – said he believed the choice of materials for the surrounds had been driven by value engineering considerations.
“I think we was one of the last people to cost this