Nine products used in building cladding systems have had their Certificates of Conformity canceled.
CertMark International (CMI) is an accredited certification body under the CodeMark Australia Scheme, and on 20 February 2019, it announced that it had been directed to withdraw the certificates of a number of building products.
CMI’s announcement stated that it had been directed by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), which administers the CodeMark Australia Scheme, to withdraw a number of certificates on 15 February 2019.
The products include aluminum composite panels and expanded polystyrene. The move means the Certificates of Confirmity are no longer current and recognized as a form of evidence of suitability under the National Construction Code.
The products which no longer have Certificates of Conformity are:
- CM40029 Ozone Panel Building Systems
- CM40066 Alpolic A2
- CM40067 Alpolic FR
- CM40076 Ultrabond FR
- CM40079 Vitrabond FR
- CM40082 Dulux Exsulite TM Kooltherm Façade System
- CM40093 Larson FR
- CM40138 Dulux Exsulite TM Thermal Façade non-cavity system
- CM40162 Cladex FR
The QBCC would like to take this opportunity to remind the building and construction industry about Queensland’s Non-conforming Building Product laws and the chain of responsibility for people in the building product supply chain.
The duty of care requires anyone in the building product supply chain to ensure that all building products are safe, fit for purpose and that they meet all relevant standards.
Multi-story building owners are required to complete the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist, with Part 1 due for completion by 29 March 2019. Visit www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au to complete the checklist.