“Cladding is the asbestos of 2017”

4 September 2017

Our Director Allan Harriman joined a panel of experts on Thursday evening to address a strata fire safety forum in Sydney. The forum was called as a result of concerns by apartment residents following a series of fires around the world caused by defective cladding.

For every 10 apartment blocks in Australia with aluminium cladding, around eight face the risk that they’re covered in the highly combustible materials that caused the Grenfell fire in London which cost more than 80 lives, says one of the country’s top building defects specialists.

As apartment owners in NSW are being urged by the state government to conduct urgent investigations into the make-up of their own buildings, Australia stands on the cusp of a crisis on a par with the asbestos disaster of the 1980s, experts warn.

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