Safety Alert – NSW Building Product Ban

Halifax Vogel Group (HVG), have welcomed the recent announcement from the NSW Commissioner of Fair Trading Rose Webb regarding a building product ban on the use of certain types of aluminium composite panels (ACP) on Type A and B construction in New South Wales.

For many years, HVG has been advocating for change to Building Regulations to stipulate that only fire-resistant cladding be used in façade construction in Australia.

With the Notice under the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 in NSW and the recently adopted Amendment to the 2016 National Construction Code, Alucobond PLUS and Alucobond A2 continue to be safe and compliant products for use on Types A and B Construction.

HVG Facades Division General Manager, Mark Bradfield, stated “the recent announcement from the NSW Government is a positive step in improving the quality and safety of the built environment in New South Wales.”

“We will continue to work closely with State and Federal Governments and other key stakeholders on the regulation of ACP’s.  Industry can be reassured that true fire resistant ACP’s are safe, quality construction materials.” Mr Bradfield concluded.

Alucobond PLUS and Alucobond A2 are not banned products on the Notice under the Building Product (Safety) Act. Alucobond PLUS and Alucobond A2 also pass the European standard for combustibility (EN13501.1) referenced within the Commissioners Notice. In addition, Alucobond PLUS and Alucobond A2 have been tested extensively to both BS8414 and AS5113. Independent test results are available on request – technical@hvgfacades.com.au.

If you require any further product information, contact our technical sales team on 1300 881 712 or email us.