Timber balconies removed from Westminster towers amid fire safety fears

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  1. This is sensible and deserved recognition. I have witnessed badly installed cables fixed to a wooden structure that has invited fire. Moreover, attention has to be given in tighter regulations, concerning the correct choice of electrical cables for application consideration.
    In any form of wooden structures, cables should be metallic sheathed, MICC type.

  2. You would think that would be standard practice, obviously not?

  3. I would have thought that concrete tiles would be very heavy compared to timber. Will the infrastructure support this increased weight. Are there not alternative light weight solutions? Guess concrete is the cheaper option but not necessarily the best one.

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