Recladding refers to the replacement of existing cladding on the external façade of a building. Recladding becomes necessary when the existing cladding (usually aluminium composite cladding) is considered unsafe or has begun to deteriorate.
In recent years, recladding has become a controversial topic due to several high-profile fire safety incidents both in Australia and internationally. These incidents have highlighted just how crucial it is to choose cladding that is non-combustible, compliant and safe.
In the current building environment, recladding is not just about achieving peace of mind, it is become an essential prerequisite for compliance and insurance purposes. Local authorities are increasingly demanding that non-compliant cladding materials are replaced with a non-combustible façade to meet the strict Australian Standard, AS1530.1.
Ensuring that any recladding works are done properly in the first place is critical to avoid future insurance or legal woes. For this reason, it is important to seek out certified experts to correctly identify offending materials. Building certifiers and fire safety engineers should meet state government and insurance company requirements. Any cladding tests should be carried out by a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) certified laboratory, recognised by the Insurance Council of Australia. *
Here’s where HVG Facades’ premium solid aluminium pre-finished panel solution, MondoClad®, comes in. Developed from marine grade aluminium, MondoClad is the ideal non-combustible external cladding solution for project builds that, not only need to meet fire compliance laws but, want to exceed them.
NCC compliant and certified to AS1530.1, MondoClad® non-combustible cladding can help streamline the building approvals process to ensure your project is met on time. And, as MondoClad® is stocked locally, there are reduced lead times for delivery.
Recladding with MondoClad® does not just offer enhanced safety, it also delivers a range of other benefits. 100% recyclable, it allows for the opportunity to install a more environmentally friendly façade. Available in a wide range of colours, finishes and sizes, it also offers the chance to update a building with a more contemporary look. While its superior PVDF architectural paint finish and exceptional colour retention, means MondoClad® will improve the durability of any project. Best of all, recladding can be achieved with very little disruption to the building’s operation and its occupants.
HVG Facades is the leading industry expert in the delivery of quality, modern and trusted façade products throughout Australia. Our team members have excellent industry and technical knowledge and are available to assist in any enquires.
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* ** Combustible Cladding: What are the First Steps for Building Owners? – From the Commercial Property Guide, July 2019.