This month marks the three-year anniversary of the Grenfell fire in London, which set ablaze a 23-story apartment building, killing 72 people. Since then, awareness about the dangers of flammable cladding has increased and more durable options, like fiber cement, stone, and steel have experienced an uptick.
According to COGNITION Smart Data, the Internet has been buzzing with conversation this month about the Grenfell fire. Frustrated consumers and building professionals alike are lamenting that flammable cladding is still being used on both existing and new buildings, despite the fact that we have ample access to durable, cost-effective options.
Even Grammy-award winning singer Adele made a rare appearance to honor the individuals who died in the fire.
While more expensive and heavier, fiber cement and stone (both natural and manufactured) are being hailed as excellent options for durable, sustainable, and maintenance-free cladding.
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