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Grenfell Tower Fire - Dryvit Information Bulletin

Dryvit UK Ltd would like to express their condolences to the families and friends affected by the tragic events of the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.

We would like to provide reassurance, based on information available to us at this time, that the cladding system used at Grenfell Tower, West London was rainscreen cladding and not an External Wall Insulation (EWI) system, as marketed by Dryvit UK Ltd.

Dryvit EWI systems are independently tested to stringent fire standards when used on high rise buildings (over 18 m in height) by the UK’s leading Certification bodies to ensure their compliance with applicable UK Building Regulations, which additionally includes durability and structural performance.

Dryvit are confident through our applicator training programme and the successful fire testing performed over recent years that our EWI systems, when installed in compliance to our recommendations, meet all current fire standards applicable to the United Kingdom and Europe.

Until a full investigation is completed we are unable to comment further, but will be working closely with industry to understand the reasons how this incident occurred and react accordingly.

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