Kingspan in the dock in public inquiry over Grenfell Tower fire

The insulation firm has been accused of a playing a central role in the 2017 London tragedy and trying to ‘trivialise its wrongdoing’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
8th November, 2020
Kingspan in the dock in public inquiry over Grenfell Tower fire
The Grenfell Tower in London, in which 72 people died in a fire that destroyed the building in 2017

Kingspan, the Irish insulation manufacturer, was accused of being “seminally causative” in the Grenfell Tower fire, a public inquiry in London heard last week.

The company was also accused of having sought to “to circumvent [statutory regulations and guidance] by clever marketing”, and of having significantly influenced the drafting of the guidance on certain insulation products.

The company showed “a complete lack of candour” in its dealings with certification bodies, of...

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