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They have had tobacco and alcohol sponsorship over the years but this takes the biscuit, let's hope the drivers do the right thing
So, F1 teams will carry sponsorship of Grenfell cladding company. Time to be heard I think. Must not happen, won't happen. New thread on dodgy sponsorships tomorrow.
Minister says he is ‘deeply disappointed’ about Mercedes deal with Kingspan, which made insulation used on towerwww.theguardian.com
HoweverId like to bet 90% of houses built after 1980 have Kingspan products in them. I know that the house I built for the family home had about 7K worth of Kingspan in it.
Will all the morel outraged individuals be ripping out their Kingspan in protest?
The fault is not with the product manufacturers. The fault lies fair and square on the specifiers and the building regulation authority for A: specifying this unsuitable product and B: granting building regs for its use on Grenfell
Blaming Kingspan is about as logical as blaming Smith and Weston for every crime committed using their guns
The cladding is being targeted for blame, but the truth is there were several contributing factors which the local authorities should have addressed
Should Kingspan hold part of the blame for merely manufacturing this product? Personally, I think that's a stretch in the same vein as the gun makers being responsible for gun crime.
Not really, Their products are off the shelf even from Wickes, if you buy from one of the big builders merchants, you the buyer/developer get to choose the specification of which there are quite a few.I would assume that Kingspan would know what know what type of building their products were going into and therefore it’s suitability or not?
"Kingspan had changed the chemical composition of the insulation in 2006, a year after the successful 2005 fire test which was then used in the product’s marketing literature for nearly fifteen years before the test report was withdrawn in October last year.
A 2007 fire test of the newer, changed version of K15 had turned a laboratory into a “raging inferno” which had to be extinguished before the end of the test out of fears that it would endanger the laboratory."