Fire Safety, Combustible Cladding and Unsafe Building Products
There has been a series of fires not only in Australia but also overseas which raise issues, and which have engendered conversation as to the multifaceted...
New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis
A new boss is set to lead Victoria’s push to eradicate combustible cladding as the government in that state ramps up efforts to deal with dangerous...
The devastation being inflicted on innocent persons in Australia relating to the cladding issue is nothing short of a devastating blow to apartment home owners and...
Why Is Australia’s Building Industry Failing?
On February 4, residents of the NEO 2000 tower in Melbourne were forced to evacuate after cladding similar to that used on London’s Grenfell Tower caused...
Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.
Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...
Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...
An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.
Cladding Fix Could Increase Building Costs
Construction costs for apartments and commercial buildings could soar in Victoria if the federal government refuses to help fund the removal of dangerous, flammable cladding.
Construction Warning over Insurance Issues
The construction industry fears it could collapse if state governments don't crack the whip to enforce regulations, as insurers walk away from high-risk projects.
Vic Sets up Cladding Rectification Fund
Victoria wants the federal government to contribute to a $600 million fund to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of buildings, including apartment blocks.
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes
Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...
Perth Hospitals Cladding to be Replaced
Possibly flammable cladding at four Perth hospitals must be replaced but there is no risk to public safety, the state government says.
Builders to Pay $5.7m After Docklands Fire
Builders of a Melbourne apartment tower covered in flammable cladding have to pay owners and retailers $5.7 million after a blaze in 2014.
Suspect Cladding Loses Certification
Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.
Arson, Terror Fears over Suspect Cladding
Apartment towers fitted with high-risk cladding could become a target for arsonists or terrorists if their locations across Melbourne are revealed, the city's fire service warns.
Overcrowding Concerns at Melbourne Tower
The first photos from within a fire-damaged Melbourne tower covered in combustible cladding have been revealed as authorities raise issues of overcrowding inside the apartments.