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Illegal or unsuitable cladding now a big issue

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 Why we have laws, regulations and Australian standards? Because some people just do the wrong thing all for the sake of making money. The cladding issue is the subject of 4 Corners program on the ABC.

We are already seeing Insurance policies now placing exclusion endorsements into their policies excluding and claims relating to illegal cladding. We are seeing Governments demanding Audits of all existing buildings above a certain height.  There are accusations of Builders taking other short cuts such as on Wiring, Pipes and sprinkler systems. What more is hidden that may cause a disaster in the future and how will Insurers continue to consider the efficacy of the Building materials used when we have been so dependant on Building codes and standards being adhered to.

The question is, who is to blame? Who will take responsibility?

Last changed: Sep 04 2017 at 2:20 PM

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