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Amendments to Building Regulation 2006 – Combustible Cladding

By Michael Shadforth

You are required to take action to reduce fire risk from combustible cladding.

The Queensland Government recently amended the Building Regulation 2006. New laws apply in Queensland from 1 October 2018.

As a building owner or an authorised agent of a commercial property you are required to register your buildings and complete a combustible cladding checklist.

These new laws apply to all building which are a class 2 -9 of type A or B construction and were built or altered after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018. You may have buildings on other properties that you need to register.

1) Go to www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au and register your building.
2) Complete a combustible cladding checklist by 29 March 2019. The checklist will indicate if you are required to take other action.

Financial Penalties may apply and QBCC may take action through the courts to mandate the engagement of a building industry professional or fire engineer.

Questions? Visit https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au/ or call QBCC on 139 333

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