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The hidden cost of non-compliance

Residents of Melbourne apartment building which caught fire due to illegal Chinese cladding forced to pay $20 million replacement cost. It was the fire that occurred due to confusing building regulations, a regulatory failure and governments asleep at the wheel. Which makes it even harder for owners of apartments in Melbourne's Lacrosse building to pay the $20 million cost of replacing illegal cladding encasing their building - roughly $40,000 per apartment. In November, 2014, the Alucobest cladding on the Docklands building caught fire after a cigarette butt accidentally ignited the blaze on a sixth floor balcony. Melbourne City Council originally signed off on the... View article »
Posted in Building regulations, Buyer beware on 31st October, 2015