Combustible Aluminium Cladding – Is It On My Building?

Following the Grenfell Fire in London in June 2017, the Strata industry have felt a renewed focus on fire safety, specifically a focus on the external cladding of buildings that if combustible has the ability to circumvent fire safety of the building by allowing a fire to spread rapidly throughout a building.

How do I know if my building has Combustible Aluminium Cladding?

The NSW Office of Fair Trading have established a taskforce to assess the more than 178,000 buildings in NSW and letters will be tabled to the respective building owners to advise them of the presence of the combustible cladding and recommending that immediate action be taken to have a fire safety inspection report carried out.

To date, Lake Group Strata have not been made aware of the presence of combustible aluminium cladding on any of the buildings under our management.

What should I do to be absolutely certain that there is no combustible cladding on my building?

Speak to your Strata Manager in the first instance and they will be able to provide details of consultants that could assess your building. A quotation would need to be approved by the Strata Committee or Owners Corporation to move ahead with having an inspection conducted and a report with recommendations prepared for consideration.

Where can I find further information?

NSW Office of Fair Trading:-

http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/biz_res/ftweb/pdfs/About_us/Whats_new/NSW_Gov_Fire_Safety_and_External_Wall_Cladding_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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