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.
Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.
What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Following the Greenfell tragedy in London and earlier Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, regulators across Australia have scrambled to address issues relating to flammable cladding.
Apartment Owners Face Bills of $60k after Court Blow
Victorian apartment owners face bills of tens of thousands of dollars to fix dangerous cladding after a court ruled that the state’s building regulator has overstepped...
Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire...
Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products
The problems surrounding the Building Code and its enforcement with respect to aluminium composite panels (“ACPs”) used for building cladding, along with the dangers of combustibility...
Aluminium Composite Panels
Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator
Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.