Tag Archives: building cladding

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Accountability for defective building works in Sydney

This week’s Four Corners report leaves no doubt that the legacy of Australia’s 20 years of building boom is a high rise residential sector in crisis.  Strata schemes and lot owners are grappling not only with the inflammable cladding debacle but with widespread and systemic building defects, often to the structure of buildings or to […]

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Combustible cladding update

External cladding fire safety regulations. In November 2017, the NSW Government legislated to ‘ban’ ACP with retrospective effect by the introduction of the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017. In August 2018 the Commissioner issued a Building Product Use Ban (the Ban) for external cladding with a core comprising more than 30% polyethylene. The Ban is […]

Inflammable Cladding Update

NSW passes the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017. NSW wasted no time in acting on the Senate’s recent recommendations to ban inflammable cladding as a building product. On 30 November the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 received assent. The Act aims to prevent the installation of unsafe building products in the future and empowers the […]

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Senate inquiry calls for ban on flammable cladding

Flammable Cladding Sydney. The widespread use of flammable cladding on high rises has been making headlines in  Australia and indeed was subject to a recent investigation on the ABC’s Four Corners. The use of this potentially life threatening building material has now been scrutinised by a Senate Committee which released its findings on 6 September. ACP or Aluminium Composite […]