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Sotera and the Ongoing Battle Against Combustible Cladding

The third stage of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) enquiry into the use of combustible cladding on buildings has recently come to an end as of the 3rd of May 2021. As a result of the enquiry, many buildings have been identified as containing undue risk associated with combustible cladding. Consequently, such buildings are required to display notices to inform occupiers, residents, prospective buyers, and tenants of the perceived cladding risk which (i) can affect insurance premiums, (ii) risk occupant life safety, and (iii) have indirect consequences such as affecting real estate prices or limiting property owners from selling their properties altogether.

Sotera Cladding can offer clients advice on how identified claddings risks can be mitigated through reliable and cost-effective solutions. In doing so, we can likely avoid complete replacement of non-compliant building products which can save clients in the order of millions on rectification works. Additionally, we have completed risk assessments for over 250 buildings and for many of these been able to provide clients with alternative approaches for rectification to allow practical and achievable solutions.

Should you have concern over potential cladding risks or would simply like a second opinion, we have a friendly team who are keen to help.

Feel free to Contact us today at any of our offices in Brisbane or Gold Coast.

References QBCC. (2019). Guideline for assessing buildings with combustible cladding, Version 3. In Department of Housing and Public Works: Vol. November. Queensland Government. (2019). Queensland Development Code Part 2.5 – Use of external cladding. In Building Act.