Posted inConstruction & Development

NSW kicks off long-awaited flammable cladding blitz

Last week NSW set itself a three year deadline to remove flammable cladding from affected buildings and appointed construction company Hansen Yuncken to oversee each removal job. “Project Remediate” is the NSW government’s response to the fire-risk posed by certain cladding products exposed by the UK’s Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 and the Melbourne’s Lacrosse […]

Posted inMaterials

The Grenfell Tower inquiry

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry has revealed a catalogue of horrors in the construction trade, implicating manufacturers of plastic insulation and cladding that’s widely used to meet regulations focused on reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency. Barristers have testified that the companies involved viewed the fire safety certificates for their products as marketing tools […]