Building owners and property professionals will need to be aware that relevant statutory authorities have now accelerated an investigation into Combustible Cladding on advice from the Various State Governments.
Industry experts estimate there may be more than five thousand buildings in Victoria alone that contain non-compliant cladding, including; apartments, hotels, hospitals and commercial high-rise buildings.
It is necessary for building owners, contractors and property professionals to assess their Fire Safety & Compliance Risks.
Engage Hendry to provide building compliance services and consultation, to ensure the compliance and protection of your building and its occupants. For a private conversation, call Hendry at 1800 875 371.
Hendry BCA design compliance advice services comprise of:
Obtain sample of sarking and insulation behind any ACP
Testing to identify the core composition of the ACP to establish what category of ACP’s are present
What potential ignition sources exist for the ACP given the configuration of the building
Report risk exposures that exist in the respect of ;
Identify the fire protection and suppression systems provided to the building including combined hydrant and sprinklers, existence of balcony sprinklers.
Assess the combustibility of the insulation behind the ACP’s
Assess the flame spread rating of any sarking behind the ACP’s
Assess whether the fire rated floors or a non-combustible cavity barrier has been installed to limit the vertical fire spread via the façade.
Suggest remedial actions necessary to address unacceptable risk to the buildings if the ACP’s present are unsuitable.