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Combustible Cladding Rectification in Melbourne

Cladding is the outer skin of the building; it is normally there to provide insulation properties and to increase visual appearance of the building. So, what is combustible cladding? It comes in a variety of forms but most commonly in the form of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).

ACP is 2 thin layers of aluminium with a polymer core. The higher the polymer content, the greater potential there is for a fire to propagate and spread up the building façade. ACP is categorised by the Insurance Council of Australia in Categories A-D.

For the purposes of this article, we are concerned about ICA Category A (polymer core 30-100%), which is also known as PE type and FR type (polymer core content of 7-30%). FR type is clearly less combustible than PE type and there are more options available to building owners with regard to retention of the ACP.

EPS is lightweight plastic material which is used most commonly on smaller apartment buildings as a rendered cladding product. Like ACP, EPS is extremely flammable and can be dangerous to residents on apartment buildings.

Timber or a composite timber is also considered combustible, however to a lesser degree than EPS or ACP (PE).

Councils and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) have issued building Owners Corporations with Building Notices (or Building Orders) which is a Notice to Show Cause why the combustible cladding should not be removed from buildings.

Government has set up the Statewide Cladding Taskforce through the VBA to audit the combustible cladding on buildings throughout Victoria and to establish Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) to provide support and funding to those building owners and Owners Corporations with the highest risk to safety of the occupants. PASG Projects works with CSV and has delivered a huge number of projects with the individual Owners Corporation (OC).

CSV provides funding and support to owners corporations for the rectification of the highest risk combustible cladding. That leaves the vast majority of owners corporations needing to fund the remediation themselves. With over 25 years of project management experience, we are a group of some of the most qualified cladding consultants in Melbourne who can guide and assist OCs and building managers remediate their building with compliant cladding.

The Industries we Serve

Our project management team in Melbourne are experts in delivering flammable cladding rectification for the following sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Health
  • Education

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