FLAMMABLE CLADDING Flammable Cladding Solutions Melbourne Stosius & Staff Constructions is an expert building construction company in the field of replacing combustible flammable cladding. This is a reasonably new area that requires attention, due to the number of properties being built using combustible materials. REQUEST A QUOTE Fire Cladding Melbourne Properties built after 1997 are at high risk of having combustible cladding. Unfortunately, properties built after 1997 are at high risk of having combustible cladding used during their construction, and pre 2011 most of the cladding used was 100% polymer core, which is considered the most dangerous type of cladding. We can offer multiple solutions, ensure the job is done quickly and keep your property safe along the way. Stosius have all the tools and materials required to ensure your property is brought up to date and meets fire rating compliance in a quick and efficient manner. We keep your building safe with flammable cladding to and ensure VBA standards are met. REQUEST A QUOTE What We Do Stosius & Staff has the experience and the resources to manage your bare-site construction requirements. We are experts in single and multi-storey projects, as well as remodelling, restoration, or ongoing construction maintenance REQUEST A QUOTE Flammable Cladding Replacement Fire Rated Wall Cladding Apartment Fire Safety Cladding Benefits of Non-combustible Cladding Non-combustible Cladding is Fire-resistant Non-combustible cladding is made of material that will not burn and therefore presents a safe option for residential and commercial cladding. This is achieved by the material’s ability to change their form by melting as opposed to igniting or burning thus allowing for a lightweight and sustainable cladding solution. Made from glazed material – Transparent Cladding allows more light Non-combustible cladding can be made from glazed materials so that there is a transparent part to the cladding which allows light into the building. This is particularly the case if there is greenery around the buildings with no solid walls or glass. Non-combustible Cladding is Cost Efficient This type of cladding often costs less than other types, as it doesn’t require special materials or tools to install. For example, stone is often cheaper than glass or steel for fire safety cladding and can be used in many buildings. Non-combustible Cladding is Versatile Non-combustible cladding can be made from almost any material. This makes it a more affordable cladding option for modern buildings. It can be made from concrete or plastic and is also easy to look like stone or wood. Most Non-combustible Cladding has a Newer Look Non-combustible cladding can make older buildings look newer, as the materials are not as well-known as the other types and can blend in with the surrounding areas. This is particularly useful for such buildings located in areas with lots of industry or industry-related development. Risks associated with flammable/ combustible cladding 1. Causes Fatal Incidents Flammable cladding can cause fires to travel at extremely high speeds. The materials used in flammable cladding are highly flammable, which means that they burn out of control very quickly. This results in large amounts of smoke being created and a lot of heat being released. Although it is illegal to place flammable cladding on buildings, many still do so illegally. This is particularly common in office buildings which are required to make their buildings look appealing. These fires spread at a much faster rate than those that involve normal cladding. As a result, many people are killed, and others are injured. Read more 2. Damage to Property Fire safety cladding becomes damaged easily and changes shape after the first fire. This is due to the processes that occur during a fire. When the materials used in non-combustible cladding burn, they turn into ash, which means that there is a lot of dust and particles for many days after the fire. Some of these will be flammable. Flammable cladding also causes a large amount of damage when it catches on fire. The flames on the outside of the building rise quickly and tend to melt certain building parts. Fire damage can also be caused inside the building in furniture, curtains, and anything else hanging on the wall. Read more 3. Debris Damage In addition to causing fires, flammable cladding can also cause damage to other parts of the building. Debris can get trapped in the building, and this damages furniture and even central heating systems. In the worst cases, people are killed by falling debris while others are severely burned. Read more 4. Facilitating fire spread Flammable cladding provides an excellent surface for fire to spread along. Fire tends to cling to this material, and the flames can travel along with it at a rapid pace. 5. Health Risks Flammable cladding is also bad for people’s health because it tends to produce a lot of smoke. This smoke contains different chemicals to which people are typically allergic or sensitive. These chemicals can cause coughing and wheeze in the people who are exposed to them. Read more Pre-Qualified For Government Work For Up To $6 Million What does this mean to you? Our experience is officially recognised and highly regarded. You can be confident we have the resources (both financial and infrastructural) to deliver construction projects to an exceptional standard. START A PROJECT What People Say About Us ” The quality of the Stosius & Staff work is very good, which is why they’ve been working on RMIT projects for the past 15 years. They deliver on time and on budget. Their crew as well as their subcontractors are adaptable to what we want, and they’re polite and easy to deal with. In short, they understand and reliably meet RMIT’s expectations ” SABA RAJKUMAR Senior Project ManagerRMIT Property ServicesClick Here"The Phoenix Park redevelopment by Stosius & Staff improved the facility immensely. The Stosius work was fantastic, their safety level brilliant. They only needed a minimum of supervision -- they were trustworthy, and used a consistent team on the job. I enjoyed working with them" LOU MURRAY Coordinator, Major Projects & Property Improvement,City of StonningtonClick Here"We worked very well in partnership with Stosius & Staff and were very happy with the quality results. Stosius provided a full consultation and building service, from the plans onwards. They were very professional and extremely helpful, easily dealing with changes, and delivering on time, within budget, without compromise. Importantly, all their people were respectful of our religious culture" ENDARJIT SINGH TreasurerGurdwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Sikh Temple, KeysboroughClick Here Previous Next ” The quality of the Stosius & Staff work is very good, which is why they’ve been working on RMIT projects for the past 15 years. They deliver on time and on budget. Their crew as well as their subcontractors are adaptable to what we want, and they’re polite and easy to deal with. In short, they understand and reliably meet RMIT’s expectations ” SABA RAJKUMAR RMIT Property ServicesClick Here” The quality of the Stosius & Staff work is very good, which is why they’ve been working on RMIT projects for the past 15 years. They deliver on time and on budget. Their crew as well as their subcontractors are adaptable to what we want, and they’re polite and easy to deal with. In short, they understand and reliably meet RMIT’s expectations ” SABA RAJKUMAR RMIT Property ServicesClick Here Looking For A Commercial Builder? CALL (03 9836 4311) Completed Projects In mid-2018, we were engaged by AJ Constructions Pty Ltd to do a “test case” regarding the issues involved with flammable cladding. We worked in conjunction with the VBA to ensure the flammable cladding was removed safely and without incident. Following that, we were required to install new cladding to the entire building. This cladding was required to be appropriately acceptable under the new VBA legislation. VIEW MORE Is your property safe, does your building have fire safety cladding? The VBA has recently put together a project focusing on reducing the risk of fires in buildings that have been found to have combustible cladding. These types of cladding are EPS – expanded Polystyrene and ACP – aluminium composite panels with a polyethylene core. The initiative at this stage is targeting apartment buildings 3 storeys or more, hotels, motels or student accommodations 3 storeys or more and lastly hospitals, aged care facilities and schools 2 storeys or more. Although your property may fall into one of these categories, there will be many properties that don’t, it is so important to know whether your property has been affected by these types of cladding. As previously mentioned, the above noted are simply the properties the VBA have started to audit. For more information regarding combustible cladding ie; the dangers, how to find out if your cladding is combustible etc please refer to the VBA’s website https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/cladding Call us now to book an Inspection If you find that you do in fact have a building affected by either type of combustible cladding, please feel free to contact us and we can organise a time to inspect your property and find the right solution for you. We are a commercial construction company operating in Melbourne. Our construction builders team also specialise in a range of construction projects.For queries, please contact John Stosius on 0425 753 671.