What is cladding and why is it dangerous?
Cladding is the outside skin of a building. It is used to provide thermal insulation and weather resistance, and to improve the appearance of buildings.
While there are numerous types and brands of cladding available, there are 2 types of combustible cladding that may pose a risk for building occupants, as well as the community more broadly. These are:
In the event of a fire, these materials may increase the rate at which a fire spreads, posing an increased risk to building occupants and those in the immediate vicinity.
Reviewed 30 June 2020