NSW Combustible Cladding Regulations

February 10, 2019

All building types listed below that are 2 or more storeys high with combustible cladding must register by 22/2/2019.

 

Building types

The Regulation applies to the following building types (both new and existing buildings) of two or more storeys:

  • Residential apartment buildings

  • Other types of residential buildings where people sleep. For example, hotels, boarding houses, backpackers, student accommodation

  • Aged-care buildings; hospitals and day surgeries (and any associated single dwellings within the building)

  • Public assembly buildings. For example, theatres, cinemas, schools and churches (and any associated single dwellings within the building).

 

Cladding types

The Regulation applies if any of the above buildings have external combustible cladding made of the following materials:

  • metal composite panels, including products that consist of aluminium, zinc, or copper outer layers and a core material; or

  • insulated cladding systems including systems comprised of polystyrene, polyurethane, and polyisocyanurate.

There are also new provisions in the Regulation that require referral of certain 'alternative solutions' (under the Building Code of Australia) involving external combustible cladding to Fire and Rescue NSW.

 

Register at:  https://www.claddingregistration.nsw.gov.au/

 

Read more at:  https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Buildings/Combustible-cladding

 

 

 

 

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