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What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Buildings
Tuesday February 27 2018

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
Residential
Wednesday January 24 2018

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
Buildings
Tuesday January 23 2018

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...

Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding
Residential
Thursday November 30 2017

Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding

Three years after fire ripped up from the sixth floor to the 21st floor in a matter of minutes, the builder behind the Lacrosse apartment towers...

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71
Buildings
Tuesday November 21 2017

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71

The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower housing block in London in June is 71, after five months of painstaking search...

Labor Plans to Act on Flammable Panels
Business
Thursday October 12 2017

Labor Plans to Act on Flammable Panels

Labor says it would extend its proposed ban on importing highly flammable cladding panels to prohibit the sale and use of locally produced materials.

Senate Moves to Ban Polyethylene Cladding in Australia
Buildings
Saturday September 9 2017

Senate Moves to Ban Polyethylene Cladding in Australia

Aluminium cladding containing a flammable polyethylene (PE) core has no place on any building in Australia and should be banned outright, the Senate Committee looking into...

Can it or Can’t it Burn? That is not the Question
Buildings
Thursday September 7 2017

Can it or Can’t it Burn? That is not the Question

Lately, we have heard much about fires involving facades of high-rise buildings, and the discussion has invariably turned to the façade materials. When it comes...

Brisbane Hospital Removing Flammable Cladding
Commercial
Wednesday September 6 2017

Brisbane Hospital Removing Flammable Cladding

Cladding on Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital will be removed after being deemed more flammable than initially thought.

Buildings
Jun 6 2018
Aluminium Composite Panels

Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach

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Business
Mar 15 2018
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.

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Buildings
Feb 13 2018
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.

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