A Property and Build article.
In a move to reduce the risk of fire, the Victorian Government in Australia has banned the use of certain external wall cladding products – should New Zealand follow suit?
The Victorian government has revealed a new amendment to the state’s building code which will prohibit the use of certain external wall cladding products in the construction of multi-storey buildings.
Under the new declaration announced by planning minister Richard Wynne, aluminium composite panels with a core of less than 93 per cent inert mineral filler and expanded polystyrene products used in an external insulation will be banned.
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