The cladding wrapped around the doomed Grenfell Tower was the cheapest and most flammable of the options available to a building firm in charge of installing it.
Worcester-based Omnis Exteriors manufactured the composite used to give the block of flats a facelift in the 2015 refurbishment.
It was sold to installers Harley Facades who opted for Reynobond PE cladding as opposed to Reynobond FR (fire resistant), which is just £2 extra per square metre.
Tens of thousands of buildings around the UK are wrapped in the same type cladding, it has emerged, including 87 tower blocks.
Omnis director, John Cowley, told The Guardian: ‘We supplied components for a system created by the design and build team on that project.’
The manufacturers worked within a complex chain of businesses and individuals headed by Rydon Construction who managed the £10million building project.
Mr Cowley’s company describes itself as ‘a leading provider of premium, architecturally inspired exterior solutions’ that produces cladding that is ‘Mindful of the exacting standards’ and ‘cost effective’.
Calls have been made to tear down any building wrapped in the controversial material as Theresa May announced a full public inquiry into the tragedy which is feared to have claimed the lives of dozens.
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