Combustible cladding in the headlines again As the new year kicks into gear, combustible cladding remains firmly in the headlines after a fire at a Spencer Street residential tower on Monday 4th of February. Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade reported that combustible cladding was the "main contributor" to...

What is combustible cladding? Certain types of cladding can burn rapidly if it catches alight. Problems with metal composite panels and insulated cladding systems relate mainly to multi-storey buildings because of the potential for rapid fire spread via the external areas of the building. These products...

Fire Risks and Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) In recent years, there have been several incidents, both locally and internationally, that have brought the use of ACP (aluminium composite panels) into the public spotlight. The Lacrosse Building in Docklands Victoria and the Grenfell Tower in London have...

Home Building Amendment (Cladding) Regulation 2018 The NSW Government released the Home Building Amendment (Cladding) Regulation 2018 on April 20. The Amendment inserts a new Clause (69A Major defect in building—external cladding) which updates the definition of "major defect" in section 18E (4) of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)...

Regulation for Cladding Shortly after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, the NSW Government announced a wide-ranging fire safety package in response to the fire safety risks posed by external wall cladding. Compulsory Checks As part of the package, the NSW Government announced they would make checks for combustible cladding...

Nominations are now open for the Strata Services Business Award CRM Brokers is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Strata Services Business Award at the 2018 CHU Strata Community Awards (NSW). The Awards Night provides an exceptional opportunity to acknowledge and reward amazing businesses and individuals...

How can cladding affect your insurance claim? Cladding is considered a popular material used to cover a building’s external wall or roof due to its light weight, architectural features, resistance to corrosion and many other benefits. A cladding material currently in focus is Aluminium Composite Panels...

Ten-point plan for fire safety reforms Responding to the issues around London’s Grenfell Tower fire, the NSW Government announced a Ten-point plan to ensure unsafe building products are taken off the shelves, buildings with cladding are identified and notified and that only people with the right...