As a highly flammable material, the Victorian government has called for the rectification and removal of combustible cladding materials such as Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). As governmental organisations tighten the timelines for removing these dangerous materials, many building owners have been left wondering exactly how they start the process of rectification.

Maz Group is a combustible cladding specialist and can assist with the removal of cladding as well as the installation of newer, safer materials. As an expert in the industry, we’re well-positioned to offer advice or specific building counsel. When undertaking cladding rectification work, it’s essential to engage with a building provider that has knowledge of the building codes and legislation set out by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) surrounding combustible materials.

Determine Compliance

If you haven’t already, the first step is to review your building documentation to determine compliance with building codes. You will also need to test your current facade material to ascertain the exact amount of combustible cladding currently used on the building. Testing will show the exact composition of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) in place. A fire safety engineer must then complete a report to state whether the building requires rectification. This step may have already been completed if you have been referred to Cladding Safety Victoria after a VBA Audit.


Using industry connections, your service provider will offer quotes for the rectification services needed. At this stage, a budget will be an essential factor in the choice of subcontractors and new materials. A risk assessment will also be undertaken. As the planning stage moves forward, all documentation will be submitted to receive proper planning approvals. This will include the planning of worksite access, facade design and timelines. At this stage, VBA will let you know if you are eligible for funding assistance.


The combustible cladding materials will be removed from the facade and disposed of through the proper channels so that they don’t cause any further problems. The disposal of these materials must be completed under the guidelines set out by VBA. New materials will be put in place, and the rectification work completed. This may be partially administered by an Independent Project Manager engaged by Cladding Safety Victoria.


All work will be assessed to ensure compliance with Australian Building Codes (ABC) and the VBA. Once the building work has been approved, the building owners will be released from their cladding removal responsibility and removed from Cladding Safety Victoria’s cladding replacement program.

Get Assistance

Maz Group provides complete services for those currently looking for assistance with cladding rectification work. With the help of an expert team of engineers and advisors, we can ensure that your building is re-faced with safe and non-combustible materials. To start planning the removal of combustible cladding on your building, get in touch with Maz Group today.