Facade Design Responds to Modern Building Demands
With the issues surrounding flammable materials, cladding and facades have generated much attention of late.
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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.