CCN – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Live News Feeds)


“Stop Fiddling While Towers Burn” (Breaking News)
Australia appears to be recklessly mishandling a fire risk to the lives of many thousands of apartment dwellers, despite the risk having been discovered several years ago.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/stop-fiddling-while-towers-burn-20190302-p511do.html

Maddocks eAlert – Lacrosse Tower Combustible Cladding VCAT Decision
https://www.maddocks.com.au/ealert-lacrosse-tower-combustible-cladding-vcat-decision/

Lacrosse Builder Escapes Penalty for Flammable Cladding Inferno
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/03/lacrosse-builder-escapes-penalty-flammable-cladding-inferno/

Cladding ‘Disaster’ Just Lit a Fire Under Property Prices (Breaking News)
https://iloverealestate.tv/this-disaster-just-lit-a-fire-under-property-prices/

SRG Global Announce to ASX Plans to Target Rectification of Flammable Cladding
https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180723/pdf/43wpcq4v54xd3z.pdf

Tolland resident Leonie Roberson’s Retirement Plans Go ‘Up in Smoke’ from Lacrosse Tower Fire
https://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/5931500/fire-fuelled-by-combustible-cladding-puts-plans-up-in-smoke/

Urban Developer – Architect, Consultants to Pay Builder LU Simon for Lacrosse Cladding Fire
https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/consultants-to-reimburse-builder-lu-simon-for-lacrosse-cladding-fire

ACCREDITED CLADDING TESTING LABORATORY FOR AUSTRALIA (EXCELPLAS)

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  • Highly qualified and experienced team of PhD chemists, material scientists and failure analysis consultants.
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  • EXCELPLAS were awarded commercial provider status approved by the Insurance Council of Australia to analyse and report on combustible cladding. 
  • As preferred suppliers to State Government you can feel confident in the quality and thoroughness of the test reports.

Apartment Tower Residents Awarded Millions in Damages After Cladding Fire
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/apartment-tower-residents-awarded-millions-in-damages-after-cladding-fire-20190228-p5110n.html

Lacrosse Apartment Owners Awarded $5.7 Million in Damages After Flammable Cladding Blaze
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-28/lacrosse-apartment-owners-win-5.7-million-cladding-fire-damages/10857060

CodeMark Certificates Withdrawn for Major Flame Retardant ACM Cladding Brands
https://www.mbqld.com.au/news-and-publications/news/codemark-certificates-withdrawn

Robert Marinelli, Deputy President of the Association of Accredited Certifiers – thinks that the Discussion Around Cladding has been Blown Out of Proportion
https://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/development/19265-is-cladding-still-an-issue-for-australian-property

Another Flammable Cladding Fire in Australia Highlights Government Failure
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/06/clad-f06.html

SRG Global – Flammable Cladding Replacement – Combustible Cladding Refurbishment. 50+ Years Of Experience. Locations: Australia, New Zealand
https://srgglobal.com.au/what-we-do/asset-maintenance/facade-repair-and-replacement/

Insurance News on Cladding Case: Lacrosse Owners Win $5.7 Million
https://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/cladding-case-lacrosse-owners-win-5-7-million


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 than replacing the entire building facade.
https://www.roscon.com.au/cladding_facade_audits


Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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

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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.
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