CCN – The Latest Updates, News, and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
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NEWSMAKERS: * ACT Government * ACP * ALPOLIC™ NC * Cladding Safety Victoria * CladdingTest * Clyde & Co. Lawyers * CCN * CSV * Duratec * ExcelPlas * Fairview * Grenfell * Kingspan * Network Architectural * New South Wales * SAC * Tisher Liner FC Lawyers * VBA


Industry Warning – Solid Aluminium Cladding Shown to be Susceptible to Fire Penetration Under Sustained Flame Attack
3 Key Questions Put to the Industry:

  • How long before the fire burns through the solid aluminium cladding and into the cavity on your building ? 
  • Did you know Solid Aluminium Melts at Just 660°C ?
  • Does the solid aluminium cladding on your building simply melt in fire and shed large chunks of molten aluminium ?

Blowtorch “Test’ Dramatically Shows ALPOLIC™ NC Has Over 300% Superior Heat and Flame Resistant Than Solid Aluminium Cladding (SAC)

NSW Government Issues Media Release on New Inquiry into Regulation of Building Standards Specifically Around the Use of Flammable Cladding
NSW Upper House Public Accountability Committee has commenced an enquiry into the regulation of building standards in NSW specifically the cost, effectiveness and safety concerns arising from the use of flammable cladding

Tisher Liner FC Law – Cladding Safety Victoria Act 2020 (VIC) – 2 Year Extension to Cladding Building Action Limitation Period

Register Your Interest in the Government Program to Remove Combustible Cladding

Mueller & Co Lawyers Ask NSW Combustible Cladding Taskforce – Who is Eligible?

Non-Combustible Cladding vs. Combustible Claddings Hosted by ETG Exterior Technologies Group
Virtual Conference Week 2021

Duratec is an ASX Listed Project-based Contractor Offering a Full Range of Cladding Remediation Services with More than 15 Branches Across Australia

ACT Cladding Program -Dedicated Webpage

Kingspan Embroiled in Lawsuit Over Cladding

High-Rise Leaseholders Criticise Plan to Help Them Sue Over Fire Safety Costs

Homeowners Will Get 15 Years To Sue Developers Over ‘Shoddy’ Building Work Following Cladding Scandal


Clyde & Co. Lawyers Advise How to Pursue a Claim Against a Subcontractor for Use of Non-ACM Combustible Cladding

Cladding Crisis Driving Owners to the Brink (SPECIAL FEATURE)

Ground Breaking Study Links Combustible Cladding to Poor Mental Health
The study explored the mental health impact on private owners in residential buildings with external combustible cladding
Major Findings of the study are:

  • 89.5% said their mental health had deteriorated,
  • 22.5% reported having suicidal feelings or a desire to self-harm,
  • 71.1% reported having difficulty sleeping,
  • 93.8% said they were suffering from worry and anxiety,
  • 59.6% used coping strategies to deal with their situation,
  • 35.1% said that existing physical and mental health conditions had been exacerbated,
  • 84.1% said they cannot move on with their lives and
  • 57.9% of people had concerns about seeking help or treatment for mental/physical health problems caused by their situation during the pandemic.

Understanding the Impacts of the UK ‘Cladding Scandal’: Leaseholders’ Perspectives


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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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