Combustible cladding checklist for Douglas Shire building owners

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Douglas Shire buildings are being checked for combustible cladding. IMAGE: Supplied
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DOUGLAS Shire building owners will soon be contacted by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission directing them to provide information about any cladding used on their buildings.

The letters, which were sent this week, will assist private building owners to register their buildings and complete a cladding checklist as required under new laws that provide the QBCC with enforceable powers from 1 October 2018. 

QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said it was important that building owners and bodies corporate moved quickly to complete the checklist.

“We anticipate that most buildings will be safe, however all private buildings within scope need to be cleared so that we know for sure,” Bassett said.

“All Queenslanders want peace of mind about the safety of their buildings. 

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“Buildings affected by non-conforming cladding can potentially be a real risk and we’re moving quickly to address that risk.

“If you receive a letter from the QBCC, or you own a building of three storeys or more built from 1994 onwards, visit www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au for more information or to register and complete the checklist.”

The QBCC has posted 25 letters to recipients within Douglas Shire Council. Douglas Shire building owners will have until 29 March 2019 to complete the first part of the checklist.

Buildings that have suspected aluminium composite cladding will be required to be inspected by a building industry professional.

If it is confirmed that combustible cladding has been used, the building will need to be inspected by a fire engineer.

For further information please contact the QBCC on 139.

 

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