Cladding class action investigation
Maurice Blackburn, Australia’s leading class action law firm is considering a class action on behalf of owners who have, or are likely to, suffer financial losses due to the presence of flammable aluminium composite cladding on their buildings.
We are interested in speaking to owners who have concerns about cladding on their building. Any discussions will be on a no fee and no obligation basis.
If you are concerned about cladding on your building please call 1800 810 812 or email us at Cladding@mauriceblackburn.com.au.
The New South Wales government recently banned the use of aluminium composite cladding with a polyethylene (PE) core, where the core of the cladding is more than 30% polyethylene (PE). We understand that most cladding used in Australia falls into this category, and that it poses a fire safety risk. Recent accidents at the Grenfell Tower in London and the Lacrosse building in Melbourne have illustrated these risks.
The NSW cladding ban is retrospective, meaning that owners of existing buildings containing flammable cladding will need to assess the risk to their building. These assessments, and any necessary rectification, will be complex and costly.
In Victoria, rectification orders to remove and replace flammable cladding have been issued to the owners of several buildings due to safety concerns.
While this issue is particularly rife in Victoria and New South Wales, it affects building owners nationally, with State government departments in Queensland, Western Australia and elsewhere also considering how to address the issue of flammable cladding.
Ultimately, owners should not have to bear these costs, and we would like to pursue legal action against those responsible.
Call 1800 810 812 or email us at Cladding@mauriceblackburn.com.au to discuss your claim.