Housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for the government to consult on a potential ban on combustible cladding hours after the government-commissioned Hackitt report into the Grenfell fire stopped short of calling for a full ban.
Brokenshire made the announcement after “having listened carefully” to responses from across the sector on the issue in the wake of Dame Judith Hackitt’s 156-page report produced earlier today.
Earlier today, the long-awaited Hackitt report generated controversy for not urging a ban on the type of cladding that allowed the Grenfell fire to spread so quickly. Many architects, building firms, and Grenfell survivors have been campaigning for a ban on combustible cladding ever since details about the causes of the Grenfell fire emerged.
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