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VBA Accused of Botching Cladding Repair Works
Feud Over ‘Botched’ Cladding Repair Works (Herald Sun)

Combustible Cladding Still Present at Perth Hospitals, Unis and Schools

Five Years After Grenfell Tragedy Perth Buildings Still Wrapped in Flammable Cladding

Corner-Cutting, Cover-ups and a Disregard for human Life: Why Grenfell Really Happened | The Sunday Times (Special Feature)

The Repercussions of the Grenfell Tower Fire are Far from Over (The Economist)

Almost 10,000 Buildings ‘Unsafe’ with Danger Cladding Five Years on from Grenfell

ACT Residential Buildings Remain at Risk of Flammable Cladding | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT


Grenfell, Five Years On: ‘We Know Who the Guilty Are But They Remain Free’
The cladding was manufactured by Arconic, a French company, while the insulation behind it came from Celotex and Kingspan.
Kingspan, which provided some of the insulation for the project, found its Kooltherm K15 product erupted into a “raging inferno” when tested in 2007.  When a facade engineering firm, Wintech, questioned if Kingspan’s insulation was suitable for high-rise buildings, Philip Heath, a technical manager, wrote in an email to colleagues: “Wintech can go f— themselves and if they are not careful we will sue the a— [off] them.”   In a harrowing text exchange, Arron Chalmers, technical project leader at Kingspan, joked with a colleague about K15 being marketed as safe when it failed fire tests. “All we do is lie in here,” one message read.

Families Who’ve spent £820,000 after Grenfell Tragedy Fear They Won’t Get a Penny Back

Grenfell’s Legacy Must be an End to Unsafe Homes
Greedy materials companies — Arconic, Kingspan and Celotex Exploited Lax Regulations

I Fear We Could Face Another Grenfell Tower Disaster – THE GUARDIAN

Firms That Refuse to Fund Cladding Repairs Could Face Trading Ban

New Book on Combustible Cladding Just Published
Constructing a Consumer-Focused Industry: Cracks, Cladding and Crisis (


First Substantive Claim Against a Building Contractor Regarding Defective Cladding to Reach the High Court

Fire Safety – Extension of Combustible Cladding Ban


Five Things to Know Before Recladding (by Fairview)

New Fire Safety Rules Extend Ban on Combustible Cladding


Cladding Safety Victoria Seeking Legal Counsel
Applications close on Tuesday 21 June 2022

Cladding Safety Victoria Seeking Senior Legal Counsel
Applications close on Tuesday 21 June 2022

Cladding Safety Victoria Seeking Cladding Program Coordinator (Salary +$125K/a)


How to Participate in the Alucobond® Combustible Cladding Class Action

How to Participate in the Vitrabond® Combustible Cladding Class Action – Notice.pdf.aspx


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