It's once again time to celebrate the achievements of the businesses and individuals in the strata industry We're excited to celebrate the successes of the strata industry during the upcoming Strata Community CHU Awards for Excellence. Across eleven categories, the annual awards night recognises businesses and individuals...

Celebrating Excellence at the 2023 Strata Community CHU Awards We were delighted to once again sponsor the Strata Services Business Award at the Strata Community CHU Awards Night. The event brought together outstanding individuals and organisations to be recognised for their commitment to excellence in the...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award The independent judging process has been finalised and the results are in! Congratulations to the following finalists for CRM Brokers sponsored Strata Services Business Award. Austrata Finance BME Group Civil Fire Havencab Property Group Strata Energy Services   The winner...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award The independent judging process has been finalised and the results are in! Congratulations to the following finalists for CRM Brokers sponsored Strata Services Business Award. Clean Green Strata Facilities Management Strata Energy Services The Shower Repair Centre The winner...

It's once again time to celebrate the achievements of the businesses and individuals in the strata industry SCA (NSW) recognises excellence in the NSW strata industry at the Annual CHU Strata Community Awards for Excellence. Across eleven categories, the annual Awards recognises and rewards businesses and individuals...

CRM Brokers among the IBA 2021 Excellence Awardees We’re excited to announce that CRM Brokers is the recipient of two Excellence Awards, for the Insurance Business Awards 2021, in the following categories; QBE Insurance Brokerage of the Year (20+ staff) CHU Underwriting Specialist Brokerage of the Year   This continues the...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award The independent judging process has been finalised and the results are in! Congratulations to the following finalists for CRM Brokers sponsored Strata Services Business Award. Bannermans Lawyers Brushwood Fencing Australia Lannock Strata Finance Havencab Property Group   While the SCA...

Frequently Asked Questions: Strata Insurance Major Loss During the recent catastrophic weather events, our claims team received a range of important questions from strata managers and lot owners. We have compiled these into a list of Frequently Asked Questions and a Summary of Additional Benefits table that...

Professional Development: Wet Area Waterproofing Code Requirements and Common Defects Today we welcomed Mark Williamson of CRD Building Consultants & Engineers to our office to discuss common defects found with Wet Area Waterproofing with our claim and strata teams. Waterproofing materials and techniques along with general building methods...

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...