Builders' Merchants News

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Second timber frame site fire

Published:  08 January, 2010

LONDON: A fire which broke out on a timber frame housing building site in Camberwell, south London yesterday morning was the second to hit a Greenacre Homes development in just over a month.

In November, fire ripped through a block of timber frame flats in Peckham on a Greenacre site, resulting in 10 injuries and several hundred people being evacuated.

Yesterday's fire seriously damaged a five-storey building under construction. Following the November fire, safety chiefs called for tighter regulation of timber frame construction. The London Fire Brigade is investigating the cause of both fires.