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South Australia Moves On Aluminium Cladding Audits (Breaking News)

Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) Tough Stance on Practitioners’ in light of the Cladding Crisis
On 24 June 2020, Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) announced it has fast tracked rectification works to support the construction industry in the wake of COVID-19. The program funding has been brought forward and it is in the process of identifying and selecting builders of ‘good repute’ to undertake rectification works on their original buildings.  CSV  expects the time it takes to have rectification plans in place to be cut from 33 weeks to 16 weeks where the original builder is involved. Strict vetting and oversight processes around practitioner conduct will provide robust assurance that the practitioner is able to work in the program. Relevantly, the process will not extend to negligent builders.

Rapid Testing on Aluminium Cladding to Check Flammability Potential and Composition
NATA Accredited Lab. Quick Turnaround. Reliable Service. 25 Years in Business. Site Inspection And Sample Extraction, ExcelPlas Sample NATA Testing

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Reveals More Criminality by Corporations Involved in Refurbishment (Breaking News)

‘I Didn’t Study It In Any Depth’: 7 Times The Grenfell Inquiry Has Made Jaws Drop (Breaking News)

Combustible Building Cladding Testing 
Sampling and Testing of Aluminium Composite panels or cladding materials for flammability, composition, toxicity and flammability potential.

Combustible Cladding Still Allowed in Scotland, MSPs Told (Breaking News)

Grenfell Tower fire: Different ‘Flammable’ Cladding Varieties Not Being Tested by Government (Breaking News)

Cladding Flammability, Sampling and Analysis – CLADDINGTEST LABS
Sampling and Testing of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) or cladding materials for flammability, composition, toxicity and flammability potential.
Fastest Timeframes in the Industry: CLADDINGTEST takes as little as 2-5 business days from job initiation to handing over your final report.
In an industry where the usual turnaround is 2 weeks onwards, CladdingTest’s fully-equipped in-house laboratory and operational flexibility enable us to shorten our reporting timeframes allowing you to meet your cladding risk assessment deadlines early.

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.

Australian Essential Services Group are independent auditors and fire safety specialists operating nationwide
AESG’s Combustible Cladding reports assist owners in establishing the risk profile and coverage of combustible materials, as well as providing guidance and recommendations to de-risk their building. AESG offer a range of reports to assist with insurance enquires, Council or VBA  Notices/Orders and pro-active investigations.

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)

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.

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.
We have extensive experience with testing of polymers and polymeric building materials.
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.

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