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House Fire Caused By Insulation Over Downlights........


ProDave

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Just watched Rebuild your house recorded last night on ITV

 

It was about rebuilding a house gutted by a fire.

 

It very briefly glossed over in a one sentence statement the fire was caused by "a down light in the ceiling setting fire to the insulation"

 

What a wasted opportunity to spend a few minutes explaining the issue and the danger of putting insulation over a down light. Perhaps if they had spent a few minutes and illustrated the problem, it just might save someone else losing their house or even their life.

 

I guess it wouldn't be interesting television? 

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Surprised Trumpton are not on the case!

I would have thought more fires were caused this way than by spontaneous combustion of plastic DBs

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It was in Glasgow. It's only LFB that set the wiring regs.

 

Cue someone to blame it on the lack of phart McPee

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It was in Glasgow. It's only LFB that set the wiring regs.

 

Cue someone to blame it on the lack of phart McPee

Seen many a roof stuffed full of insulation - it's scarey

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Aren't we 'sposed to go wading through that crap looking for aerial boosters & JB's or is that just for inspections???

 

All done on government grants that were too tight for kingspan! theres still some cowboys out there with a tranny full o rockwool :(

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I check downlights on an EICR for insulation cover. I don't want to be the one signing a bit of paper to say the electrics are fine then it catches fire next week.

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Surprised Trumpton are not on the case!

I would have thought more fires were caused this way than by spontaneous combustion of plastic DBs

They did a big push on DL's 2013/14 then in late 2014 moved on to a push advising home owners of  clearing the cupboards of combustible items around consumer units & dno meters

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next they will be wanting everything made from asbestos

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