CCN – The Latest Updates, News, and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
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NEWSMAKERS  * ACT Government * ALUCOBOND® * Aluminium Cladding * Arconic * Cladding Safety Victoria * CladdingTest * CCN * Engineers Australia * ExcelPlas * Fairview * Grenfell * HVG Facades * Kingspan * NSW Building Commissioner * OCN * Statewide Cladding Audit * Strata Owners Corporation * VBA * Vitrabond® * William Roberts


Strata Owners Push for Cladding Class Action

ACT Government Getting to Grips with Combustible Cladding Crisis in Apartment Buildings | ABC News (Video)

ACT Government Loan Scheme to Remove Combustible Cladding Too Late for Some Apartment Owners

Pathway To Compliance & Fit for Purpose Remediation & Cladding Rectification Solutions” 
By Paul Augello, National Commercial Manager, Dulux Acratex

Media Release from Engineers Australia – “New Partnership Takes the Heat Out of Cladding”

Engineering Education Australia Partners with NSW Building Commissioner on Cladding Remediation Courses

The Importance of a Good Expert Witness Brief in Fire Safety – CJK Fire & Safety Engineering

HVG Façades Delivers Non-Combustible Cladding Solution for Today

How the Right Cladding Can Futureproof Australian Homes Against Climate Change | Architecture & Design

UK Sees Progress in Cladding Scandal as Inquiry Continues

Pickles Denies Being ‘Spectacularly Out of Touch’ with Own Department on Building Regulations

Senior Politician Denies Deregulation Agenda Caused Failure to Review Codes before Grenfell

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Government Unaware of Fire Risk Levels – Minister

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Ex-minister Unaware Red Tape Cuts Affected Fire Safety

Urgent Testing of Suspect Cladding
ExcelPlas use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Insurers, Fire Engineers, Facility Management, Body Corporate) to better understand the composition, flammability potential and risk profile of questionable aluminium cladding.
Fastest Timeframes
ExcelPlas takes as little as 2-5 business days from initiation to handing over your final report.
In an industry where the usual turnaround is 2 weeks onwards, ExcelPlas’ operational flexibility and in-house laboratory enable us to shorten our reporting timeframes allowing you to meet your deadlines early.


How to Participate in the Alucobond® Combustible Cladding Class Action

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


Premium Testing Service for Cladding Fire Risk Assessment – ExcelPlas Cladding Testing Laboratory
Our laboratories provide specialist cladding and facades testing services, from identification, compositional analysis and combustibility risk.
Our accredited laboratories in Melbourne are renowned as the foremost lab in Australia for cladding testing.


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Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)

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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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