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06 July 2017

DCLG announces that further testing will be conducted

The DCLG's independent expert panel on safety has advised further testing as the next step to be conducted in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru said: 'We welcome the UK Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government’s announcement that further testing will be conducted to help establish how different types of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels in combination with different types of insulation behave in a fire, and we will continue to work closely with Welsh Government as we move to whole system testing.

It is of paramount importance that this next stage of the process moves quickly and that tenants are kept informed, involved and reassured throughout.

The safety of tenants always has been and continues to be our members’ highest priority.'

Read the full statement from DCLG here.