LONDON -- Tests on exterior building materials in other high-rise buildings conducted after the devastating west London fire has shown that some of the panels submitted were combustible, British
Arconic, which makes the cladding used on the exterior of Grenfell Tower, will end sales of one type of the product
Aluminum cladding with insulation sandwiched between two panels has been blamed for helping to spread flames in major fires in many parts of the world, including blazes in the Middle East, Europe
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila - Season 15, Episode 18 - Cladding, Insulating, And Zoning For An Affordable Home: exterior work.
The exterior receives a new hood, fascias, a wider grille, plus new liftgate and wheel designs, while the front fenders, doors and rear quarter panels carry over.
Fire experts believe, however, that cosmetic cladding -- siding added to the building's exterior in the last two years -- may be largely to blame for the scale of the devastation.
The company that installed the exterior cladding, Harley Facades, issued a statement this week saying the panels are "commonly used" in refurbishing buildings. It did not address the exact makeup
Authorities in Wuppertal opted to evacuate apartment block because of concerns over panels similar to ones used on London's Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 perished
Browns' FirstEnergy Stadium could be covered in panels that caused London fire It remains unclear if Cleveland's city-owned stadium was built with flammable aluminum cladding
The panels are part of the exterior cladding blamed by many experts for allowing the fire to rapidly spread throughout the building, trapping many residents in their homes before firefighters
Fire engineers said that that fire was likely accelerated by the exterior cladding - or siding - which was replaced last year, CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
The panels, also called cladding, accentuate a building's appearance and also improve energy efficiency. But they are not recommended for use in buildings above 40 feet because they are
Building and safety experts have attributed the spate of fires to a material commonly used to cover the buildings known as aluminum composite panel cladding. Some panels used in buildings in the
Charles Barclay, of CBA Architects, shares his enthusiasm for timber cladding, exploring his RIBA award-winning Walk Barn Farm in Suffolk, discussing the importance of specifying and detailing
The xLine features stainless steel underbody cladding front/rear, silver matte kidney grille, rocker panels and front air intakes, roof rails in Satin Aluminum as well as window trim made of the
In wake of deadly London fire, exterior cladding under investigation "I can confirm that the numbers that we have of presumed dead, confirmed dead, or missing still remains at 79, with 9 people
"Cladding systems contain various components selected and put together by architects, contractors, fabricators and building owners, and those parties are responsible for ensuring that the cladding
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