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Section 1: Introduction and chapter index

Section 2: Issues, Summary, Conclusions and Next Steps

Section 3: Building description and fire safety requirements; key definitions including relevant test evidence

Section 4:
 Overview of building works at Grenfell Tower, including recent refurbishment 2012-2016

Section 5:
 The observed events of 14th June 2017

Section 6: Investigating how this happened - the physical evidence at Grenfell Tower

Section 7: How and where the fire started

Section 8: 
The external wall - materials and construction

Section 9: Routes for fire spread out through the window openings

Section 10: Routes for vertical and horizontal fire spread throughout the building envelope

Section 11: Construction of the external walls - the provisions made at Grenfell Tower to comply with Building Regulations

Section 12: The significance of the building envelope fire

Section 13: Critical times during the fire event

Section 14: The performance of the protected stair and lobbies

Section 15: Construction of the common lobbies - the provisions made at Grenfell Tower to comply with the Building Regulations

Section 16: Construction of the single protected stair- the provisions made at Grenfell Tower to comply with Building Regulations

Section 17: 
External access for the fire and rescue services - the provisions available at Grenfell Tower

Section 18: Communicating with the residents in an emergency

Section 19: How the protected stairs and lobbies failed for the residents and fire fighters

Section 20: The consequence of the failures in Grenfell Tower

Section 21: Experts Declaration

Appendix A: Experience, qualifications, appointments, speciality of the Expert and of those who have assisted in the preparation of the report

Appendix B: Texts and published documents referred to

Appendix C: Excerpts from site inspection records

Appendix D: Legislation, Regulation and Guidance relevant to Grenfell Tower

Appendix E: Compliance Assessment: External Fire Spread Regulation B4

Appendix F: Reaction to fire tests and classifications

Appendix G: Compliance assessment - means of warning and escape Regulation BI

Appendix H: Compliance assessment: access and facilities for the Fire and Rescue Services Regulation B5

Appendix I:
 Flat entrance and stair fire doors - requirements and provisions

Appendix J: Lobby smoke control - requirements and provisions

Appendix K: 
Gas supply - fire safety requirements and provisions

Appendix L: 
Lift installations - fire safety requirements and provisions

Appendix M: Applicable historic guidance on fire door design, specification and testing

Appendix N: Collated evidence relevant to conditions in the stairs and lobbies

Appendix O: Review of the BBA certification for Reynobond Architecture Wall Cladding Panels
Corrections and addenda 


These written reports are expressions of the experts’ opinions and it will be a matter for the Chairman of the Inquiry to decide what findings to make in the Phase 1 report, having heard all of the factual evidence as well as hearing from the experts in person. These expert reports are being examined by Inquiry at the oral hearings in the weeks of 19th and 26th November 2018 when the experts will give live evidence. In some respects the expert reports are provisional and will be subject to further work at Phase 2, as is made clear (where necessary) by a number of the experts in their reports.  The Inquiry will be seeking to establish with each expert during their oral evidence what further work is planned by a number of the experts at Phase 2 of their work.


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