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What is cladding?

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

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