Some Signage Materials can be Combustible
How does this affect your signage manufacturer?
So, for those of you that may still be unaware, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) recently sent out an email to remind building owners that the Combustible Cladding Ban is now in effect in Queensland.
The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018, took effect in Queensland from 1 October 2018.
Take a look at the official letter from the QBCC, I’ve dropped the link at the end of this post.
Safer Buildings (https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au), has stated that “All Queenslanders have the right to feel safe in all buildings where they live, work and play.” Safer Buildings has been established to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding.
So, what does this mean for building owners?
Building owners may be required to register and complete the – Combustible Cladding Checklist for their building.
All materials used for external wall cladding, soffits and building attachments (such as architectural features, sunshades, awnings and signs on external walls), will need to be compliant with the new regulations that are now in place.
The Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works has suggested that “External fire spread in a building (beyond the original intended area of containment) can occur more rapidly than expected when materials with combustible content are used as a finish or lining to a wall, or in a sign, sunshade or other external building attachment or element that extends horizontally or vertically along an external wall of a building.”
Some of the materials within the Combustible Cladding Checklist may relate to various materials often used when manufacturing signage.
How will this affect the signage you order in the future?
Materials now used for signage, must have a Certificate of Compliance.
But don’t worry, you can rest easy knowing that any signage you order through Seymour Signs, will always be compliant with the current regulations.
Call Seymour Signs today and have a chat with our friendly staff. We will be more than happy to assist you with your signage compliance and material requirements.
Click Here to download official letter from the QBCC