Grenfell inquiry: Kingspan accused of being ‘unscrupulous player’ in building industry

Building firm accused of making misleading claims about its insulation product K15, as module of London fire probe concludes

Crowds gather on June 22 for a memorial service five years after the fire at Grenfell Tower in London killed 72 people. Picture: Getty

Kingspan, the Irish insulation company, was accused of “misconduct”, of “prevarication and lies”, of making “misleading claims about its K15 product”, and of being an “unscrupulous player” in the construction industry last week at the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The comments came in closing statements at the end of the current module of the inquiry, which looked in part at the wider regime in Britain for the fire safety testing and ...