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Landers and Rogers Lawyers – Out of the Frypan and Into the Fire – Replacement of Non-Compliant Cladding Products (Feature Article)

Gallagher Warns About ‘Ominous’ Cladding Action (Breaking News)

The consultancy, Philip Chun, has been sued by Lendlease for breach of contract, after the latter was compelled to replace the combustible cladding at the royal Women’s hospital, costing it about $8 million

Cladding Fallout: Insurers Burn Building Industry (Breaking News)

Holding Redlich Lawyers – Residential Focus – 18 July 2018: Part 1: Combustible Cladding and Insurance (Breaking News)

Melbourne Event August 16, 2018 – Tackling Combustible Cladding VIC

Sydney Event – Bartier Perry Lawyers – Property Development Series Part 2: Combustible Cladding
DATE – 16 AUGUST 2018,   VENUE – BARTIER PERRY (Level 10/77 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000)

Combustible Cladding update: Do you Own/Manage a High Rise Property? (Breaking News)

Insulation Companies Clash Over Failure of Non-combustible Cladding (Breaking News)

UQ Professional Development Course ‘External Fire Spread Risk in Tall Building Design’

Fire and Rescue NSW Assists Supawood in Vital Fire Safety Tests

Combustible Cladding Ban should Apply to Existing Buildings, MPs Urge

Is your Building Cladding Safe?
An Easy 3-Step Process:

STAGE 1 – Site Inspection and Sample Extraction:

An ExcelPlas Australia representative visits the property, inspects the type and style of external walls, looks at the available architectural documents and takes a series of cladding samples from different locations on the wall. Samples are 50mm in diameter and are taken from different locations to reduce visual impact and for ease of access. Samples are sealed and sent to ExcelPlas’ Melbourne Laboratory for testing.

STAGE 2 – ExcelPlas Sample NATA Testing:

ExcelPlas examines the chemical character of each sample core material by:
•  Metal analysis of the sheeting on either side of the core
•  X-ray elemental identification analysis of the core components
•  Infrared spectroscopy of chemical make-up of the polymer core
•  Thermogravimetric Pyrolysis (TGA) of the combustibility of the polymer core

Wall cladding typically falls into two main categories as defined by the combustion of its core material:
•  Combustible – A high or medium percentage of polyethylene (PE) or polyurethane (PU) or polystyrene (PS) is present in the sample
•  Non-combustible – The sample has a heavy mineral-filled flame retardant core, mineral wool or other non-combustible compound comprised primarily of mineral content

STAGE 3 – ACP wall cladding report on combustibility:

As your test results identify your sample(s) of the ACP cladding are combustible, our report will outline the results and conclusions from the ExcelPlas testing and analysis.

ExcelPlas Australia offers:
• to test a small sample of ACP cladding from the building to determine the composition of its core material for combustibility
• a reporting process to inform clients of the levels of combustibility identified in the test and a pathway for action

Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding (Free Download)

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.
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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