In late December 2020, the Victorian Planning Minister prohibited the use of expanded polystyrene products for external insulation and finish (rendered) wall systems in multi-unit residential buildings at least two storeys high and commercial buildings at least three storeys high that are building class 2 -9.
The Declaration will come into force on 1 February 2021 but the ban will not have retrospective effect on cladding products installed, approved for installation, or included in a permit application prior to 1 February 2021.
Exsulite continues to be approved for use in class 1 buildings. It has NCC Compliance 2019 supported by CodeMark Certification for use on Volume Two Class 1 buildings as defined by the NCC.
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