Leading Source of Breaking News on Combustible Cladding


Four years after Lacrosse fire, LU Simon to replace cladding for $5.6 million (Breaking News)
https://www.afr.com/real-estate/four-years-after-lacrosse-fire-lu-simon-to-replace-cladding-for-56-million-20181205-h18qoo

“The cost is less than the $11 million loan facility the Lacrosse owners arranged for the purpose in August and reduces the size of the damages claim – put at $24 million – that owners of the 328 apartments brought against LU Simon this year.  That claim, which included $1 million in emergency accommodation costs and lost rent, included a $10.7 million provision for recladding.  The agreed price is below the $9 million-figure other builders quoted , but is likely to rise once the work is complete and the full extent of costs are known.  LU Simon offered to do the job for $5.5 million before the VCAT case started. It knows the building, having built it in the first place, and it previously replaced the balcony cladding on the affected line of apartments damaged in the November 2014 fire.

Unsafe Cladding – Class Action to Recover Compensation for Building Owners
https://www.lookupstrata.com.au/unsafe-cladding-class-action/

Combustible Cladding Costly at The Concourse at Chatswood
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/QdB2SY7HKoQm1pR/download

Lives at risk: Committee Demands Urgent Action on Dodgy Building Products
https://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/lives-at-risk-committee-demands-urgent-action-on-dodgy-building-products

UK Combustible Cladding Ban has Loopholes
https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/uk-combustible-cladding-ban-loopholes/

Firefighters blast new fire laws for underestimating the number of buildings clad in flammable material
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/firefighters-blast-new-fire-laws-for-underestimating-the-number-of-buildings-clad-in-flammable-material

ExcelPlas Cladding Test conduct all our cladding testing in house unlike other labs that outsource testing to third party labs.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

Roscon is a specialist provider of property reporting and facilities management services to business in the Owners Corporation and Insurance industries
As expert consultants, Roscon can devise a solution to address any non-compliant claddings. These solutions may be far more cost effective that replacing the entire building facade.
https://www.roscon.com.au/cladding_facade_audits

2nd Annual Safe Cladding, Building and Facade Innovation Summit 2019
Does your company provide safe facade solutions or services for the building market across Australia?
“If so, you can find out more about showcasing your solutions at the 2nd Annual Safe Building, Cladding & Façade Innovation Summit 2019 by downloading the prospectus through the below link. We look forward to hearing from you soon and promoting your brand, speakers and solutions to reach 10,000+ buyers from government, building owners, development and construction, certifiers and surveyors, architects, fire safety and risk sectors during the extensive pre-event marketing campaigns.”
http://elm.aventedge.com/safe-cladding-buildings-facade-innovation-summit-opportunities


Is your Building Cladding Safe?
An Easy 3-Step Process:

STAGE 1 – Site Inspection and Sample Extraction:

An ExcelPlas Australia representative visits the property, inspects the type and style of external walls, looks at the available architectural documents and takes a series of cladding samples from different locations on the wall. Samples are 50mm in diameter and are taken from different locations to reduce visual impact and for ease of access. Samples are sealed and sent to ExcelPlas’ Melbourne Laboratory for testing.
http://www.excelplas.com/

STAGE 2 – ExcelPlas Sample NATA Testing:

ExcelPlas examines the chemical character of each sample core material by:
•  Metal analysis of the sheeting on either side of the core
•  X-ray elemental identification analysis of the core components
•  Infrared spectroscopy of chemical make-up of the polymer core
•  Thermogravimetric Pyrolysis (TGA) of the combustibility of the polymer core
http://www.excelplas.com/

Wall cladding typically falls into two main categories as defined by the combustion of its core material:
•  Combustible – A high or medium percentage of polyethylene (PE) or polyurethane (PU) or polystyrene (PS) is present in the sample
•  Non-combustible – The sample has a heavy mineral-filled flame retardant core, mineral wool or other non-combustible compound comprised primarily of mineral content

STAGE 3 – ACP wall cladding report on combustibility:

As your test results identify your sample(s) of the ACP cladding are combustible, our report will outline the results and conclusions from the ExcelPlas testing and analysis.

ExcelPlas Australia offers:
• to test a small sample of ACP cladding from the building to determine the composition of its core material for combustibility
• a reporting process to inform clients of the levels of combustibility identified in the test and a pathway for action
http://www.excelplas.com/


Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding (Free Download)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/cgCZYsCQSWazj3L

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)
http://www.excelplas.com/

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.
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Melbourne Testing Lab for Testing of Architectural Cladding Materials and Combustibility Risk
ExcelPlas now performs Positive Material Identification (PMI) and Combustibility Rating (CR) on architectural cladding such as Aluminium Composite Materials ACM, Aluminium Composite Panels ACP, Expanded Polystyrene Panels EPS, Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels PIC and others.
We have extensive experience with testing of polymers and polymeric building materials.
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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