Following the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the subsequent Public Inquiry, a spotlight has been shed on the potential dangers caused by cladding systems (in particular those containing certain Metal Composite Materials ("MCM") such as the Aluminium Composite Materials ("ACM") used at Grenfell). Regulations have been updated and this has dramatically altered the materials that can be used when works are carried out, and the environment in which contractors will carry out these works.

This guide provides information on what the current rules are, where they can be found and what they mean. It also looks at practical issues found in the marketplace and provides a look ahead at some changes that may be on the horizon.


Eric Johnstone

Legal Director

Louise Shiels

Head of Dispute Resolution and Risk & Partner