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NSW Tells Councils to Cite Terrorism to Keep Flammable Cladding Locations Secret (Breaking News)

Video – The Flammable Cladding Risk is Putting Landlords Before Lives

Exposing the Truth on Combustible Cladding (Video #3) (Exclusive)
Interviews with Akira Nakagoshi (General Manager ALPOLIC™), Tony Rouady (Network Architectural) and Bethan Lewis (CBRE Consultants)
Video 3:
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Melbourne Builders’ Link to Dodgy Cladding Crisis (Breaking News)

Over-supply, Shoddy Building Work and Fears of Combustible Cladding Have Put a Dampener on the Unit Market (Breaking News)

Cladding manufacturer 3A is seeking a court order that the proceeding no longer continue as a class action
• 3A and Australian distributor Halifax Vogel Group have been accused of misrepresenting the quality of the allegedly highly flammable Alucobond cladding.
• The barrister for 3A, Matthew Darke SC, foreshadowed a declassing request at a case management hearing in August, saying that it was a “possibility” that the
proceeding should not move forwards as a class action at all.
• 3A wants group members to opt out or register in the proceedings within six weeks from the date the court approves its proposed orders. 
• The William Roberts-led class action, which is being funded by IMF Bentham, would be given 14 days after the registration deadline to provide a complete list of registered
group members to 3A and HVG.
• Under the proposed hard class closure, notices would be distributed to group members via William Robert and IMF’s websites as well as ten different newspapers, with the class initially socked with the costs of distribution.
• William Roberts launched the case in February this year with lead applicant, the owners corporation for Shore Dolls Point Apartments, seeking compensation for replacing the allegedly dangerous cladding as well as additional expenses required to make the building safe.
• A two-day interlocutory hearing in front of Justice Michael Wigney has been scheduled for November 4 and 5
• During this hearing, arguments over registration, opt out and declassing will be heard as well as disputes over other matters in the case, such as a proposed amendment application by the class and
the determination of common questions in the case.
• 3A will also fight for various documents from Shore’s parent company, including contracts, retainers and communications with builders, architects, fire safety engineers and other consultants, as well as contracts for the supply, design, manufacture, or fitting of Alucobond products and third party cladding products.
• The 3A class action is being case managed alongside a second class action filed by William Roberts Lawyers last month against Fairview Architectural over its representations regarding the quality of its Vitrabond polyethylene cladding.

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QLD: Fire engineer – Cladding Replacement Not Sole Solution

Selecting the Right Cladding Solutions for Safety, Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency

Codemark Labelling System Could Fix the Flammable ACM Cladding Issue

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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.

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