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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 6119, tabled on 21 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a material assessment service coupled with test houses to provide feedback on cladding system materials for local authorities and building owners.

Answered on

29 January 2020

Following the Grenfell fire, the government set up a screening programme to assist building owners with the identification of the type of ACM present on their buildings. The screening is still open and remains free to building owners.

We expect building owners who suspect they have ACM (or other metal composite material cladding) with an unmodified polyethylene filler to submit samples for testing. Further information on the testing program is available at :