Statement on recent media activity

In response to recent remarks in the press, Insulation Manufacturers Association would like to respond with the following statement.

Insulation Manufacturers Association, like other trade associations, offers a voice for the industry and works with many government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on the improvement of building regulations and standards. This is done within the usual public channels such as attending meetings and stakeholder events organised by relevant Government departments, submitting responses to consultation documents, membership of relevant standards committees and liaising with other trade associations.

It is standard practice for the whole construction industry to have products and systems assessed and certified across a broad range of tests, including fire tests.  Our industry continues to invest in testing and research with a wide range of test institutes and notified bodies, all of which charge for their services, to ensure that products meet all the relevant regulations and standards.

It is disappointing that recent reports in the media regarding the Grenfell tragedy have focused almost exclusively on insulation without taking into account the full construction and fire safety of the building.  IMA believes that this type of reporting is misplaced and that the public enquiry should be completed before any conclusions are made.

 

For further information, please contact Laura Curtis at Fabrick on 01622 754295