Over the last couple of months, a number of teams from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) – including inspecting officers and fire engineers – have visited Hatfield Close and Gerrard House to see how the new cladding is installed.
The LFB staff that viewed the cladding now have a better understanding of what a compliant cladding system should looks like, and we are now in the process of installing a sample of the cladding at the LFB training base in Shoreditch along with United Living and Novo Facades. This means that compliant cladding systems will be able to be viewed by trainees and firefighters in the future.
After visiting the site one LFB fire safety advisor told us: “Many thanks again for you and your team’s assistance with showing the LFB fire safety advisors around the site at Hatfield Close and Gerrard house. The feedback is extremely positive and once again shows that by working together we can all get some valued learning from both the fire service and their procedures and from the principal contractors and their specification in design and build of replacement external wall systems, domestic sprinkler and ventilation systems.”
Find out more about the work we’re doing to replace the cladding at Hatfield and Gerrard here.