Combustion tests on cladding have now been completed. The aim was to test the suitability of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels. It appears that a similar cladding was used by developers Eastend Homes on Denning Point which has been deemed to be non compliant & does not meet the design specification.
EEH now open and transparent around fire safety
Automagically Eastend Homes are now (after over 10 years) suddenly publishing Fire Risk Assessments. All day Friday staff were beavering away to enable the non-word searchable PDF documents to be put online before the weekend. On the far right are our own superior smaller word searchable files.
A nationwide check on cladding on high rise residential tower blocks was ordered by the government in the wake of the fire at Grenfell. During these tests the ACM (aluminium composite material) panels fitted by Eastend Homes and development partners Telford Homes at Denning Point have been found to be not fully comply with the requirements of the testing regime.
The Fire Risk Assessment carried out by Whale Fire Ltd for the block undertaken recently in March 2017 did not identify the possible risk due to the use of AGM panels. EastendHomes say they will be seeking further information on the results of sample of the panel supplied for testing.
A Comprehensive inspection with the Fire Brigade took place on Friday 23rd June. All measures recommended by the Fire Brigade are in place and in addition Eastend Homes has immediately introduced further measures to meet DCLG recommendations and ensure the future safety of residents. These include a 24/7 fire patrol service stationed at Denning Point to inspect communal areas throughout the night.”