See the following link to a release from the Ministry of business, Innovation & Employment in New Zealand explaining the CodeMark Scheme. https://certmark.org/downloads/the-codemark-product-certification-scheme-in-new-zealand-and-australia-6089.pdf
This Building Product Safety Alert warns building practitioners about the potential fire risks associated with the non-compliant use of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) products when used as external wall cladding and provides information on the Ministerial Guideline restricting the use of these products. See the following linked PDF issued by the … Read moreBuilding Product Safety Alert : Use of ACP and EPS as external wall cladding
The Bill is the latest in a series of steps taken nationally in a response to both the Port Melbourne “Lacrosse fire” in Victoria and the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London. This bill is similar in its intent to the QLD Non-Conforming building products regulations. Source: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/bills/Pages/bill-details.aspx?pk=3471
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today released new ministerial guidelines to building surveyors – a key recommendation of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce – which focuses on buildings where people sleep or gather. Aluminium Cladding Panels with … Read moreBanning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
A Sydney based company and its director have entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Between 2 July 2015 and 20 January 2016, Peter Jones, director of Fire Combat Australia Pty Ltd (which previously traded as Modakboard), imported and sold fire-resistant … Read moreFalse claims up in flames as company pays penalty
Please see the below PDF files for the latest ABCB direction on the WaterMark Certification Scheme titled, Transition timeframe for certification of products formerly excluded from the WaterMark Certification Scheme. 2017-5.0-NoD-Transition_time_for_products_formerly_excluded.pdf WaterMark-Schedule-of-Products.pdf WaterMark-Schedule-of-Excluded-products.pdf
In the HIA’s November 2017 issue of Housing magazine p47 has an article on cost-competitive concrete. The product mentioned is MaxiWall (AAC) by Big River Group. This product is CodeMark Certificate accredited by CertMark International. You can find their CodeMark Certificate and Installation manual on our certificate register at the following link. https://register.certmark.org/register-search/?gv_search=CM40185 HIA Housing … Read moreA CodeMark Certified Product MaxiWall (AAC) mentioned in the HIA Housing Magazine November Issue
In the HIA’s November 2017 issue of Housing magazine p14 has an article on Product quality. Of particular note in this article is that following the senate inquiry into non-conforming building products, Senator Nick Xenophon introduced a bill seeking to ban the importation of PE-cored ACPs into Australia. https://hia.com.au/housing Direct link to the page mentioned … Read moreHIA Housing Magazine: Potential Ban on PE-cored ACP
The HIA has recently published a very informative Information sheet REF LEG 17-05 NEW LAWS REGARDING BUILDING PRODUCTS (QLD). CMI strongly recommends that any person engaged in Product Design, Manufacture , Importation , Supply or Installation study this document as well as obtaining a copy of the new laws.
It is great pleasure that we can announce that the review into the WaterMark Scheme has concluded with consolidated Scheme Rules to be known as the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme. This Manual will come in affect from the 1st of August 2017. A Notice of Direction called ‘Improved WaterMark Certification Scheme Transition … Read moreWaterMark Enhanced Scheme
Finding safe solutions to the non-compliant use of ACM cladding is currently a primary focus of industry regulators and businesses. Fairview keenly supports this drive, and has several updates below, which may help find effective answers to critical problems. We hope you find this informative and useful. CertMark initiative Fairview – in partnership with CertMart … Read moreFairview’s new packaging initiative for use on ACM panel types
Combustible Facades CMI, in consultation with the Society of Fire Safety and leading Fire Safety Engineers have discussed the recent issues of combustible facades. From these discussions, a number of issues have been raised in relation to the nature of wall systems which may contain multiple combustible elements such as insulation, weatherproofing or decorative cladding. … Read moreCMI Advisory Note: Combustible Facades
Updated Schedules Please be advised the WaterMark Schedule of Specifications and the WaterMark Schedule of Products have been updated. Note the Schedule of Products replaces the Schedule of Specifications from 1 July 2017. Changes to both Schedules include: listing of the recently adopted AS 4032.4 Thermostatically controlled taps for the control of heated water supply … Read moreWaterMark Updated Schedules
ABCB has notified CMI this morning to advise that the improved WaterMark Product Database has been launched. The public user version of the database is accessible from the existing location on the ABCB website at http://www.abcb.gov.au/Product-Certification/WaterMark-Certification-Scheme/WMPD-Search For reference, a short video has been published on How to use the public version of the WaterMark Database
CMI has recently sought advice from the ABCB regarding the referencing to test results of products that have been tested in concert with other building materials to achieve specific compliance values. For example, a wall sheeting material that has been tested for its acoustic and insulation values in a wall assembly that incorporates the sheeting, … Read moreCMI Advisory Note: Product Certification vs. System Certification.
These Schedules have been prepared as a result of completion of Stage One of the ABCB project to review products for inclusion in or exclusion from the improved Scheme. The Schedules have been published in advance of implementation of the improved Scheme on 1 July 2017 to enable stakeholders to commence transition. From 1 July … Read moreUpdated Schedule of Products and Exempt Products for WaterMark