Exsulite Important Notice
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.
The prohibition only applies to multi-unit residential buildings at least two storeys high and commercial buildings at least three storeys high that are building class 2-9.
Exsulite is for use on class 1 buildings, being standalone single or horizontally attached dwellings and small guest or boarding houses less than 300m2. 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
Exsulite is also approved for use in residential housing class 1 housing in bush fire prone areas up to BAL 29 regions, when installed in accordance with current CodeMark Certificate of Conformity Exsulite Specification & Construction Drawings.
Withdrawal of 2 (of 5) Exsulite CodeMark Certifications
The National Construction Code (NCC), Building Code of Australia (BCA) has two Volumes:
- Volume One is for Class 2 to 9 Buildings including high rise commercial, apartments, schools, aged care, hotels, motels, hospitals, etc.
- Volume Two is for Class 1 & Class 10 Buildings including detached domestic housing.
Due to changes in the Building Code, CertMark International has advised that 2 Dulux® Exsulite® CodeMark® certificates should be withdrawn for review and reissue, because under current guidelines the originally issued system certifications allowed for consideration for use in a wider scope of construction types than would be considered today (ie can no longer be considered in Class 2 to 9 construction types).
The following primary Exsulite systems used in Class 1 & 10 construction (which includes typical 1-2 storey housing) are covered in current CodeMark Certificates that remain current and unaffected.
- CM40006 Exsulite Thermal Facade Cavity System
- CMA-CM40057 Exsulite Composite Thermal Facade Cavity System
- CMA-CM40060 Exsulite Composite Thermal Facade Non-Cavity System
The certificate withdrawal notice refers only to the following certificates and takes effect 12/02/2019 meaning these CodeMark Certificates cannot be used for future build submissions.
- CM40082 Exsulite-Kooltherm® Thermal Facade System
- CMA-CM40138 Exsulite Thermal Facade Non-Cavity System
CertMark International advise that any projects completed prior to the withdrawal of the current certificates are still covered by the withdrawn certificate.
It is important to note that the scope elements impacting the change of assessment relate only to the systems potential use in future Volume 1, Class 2-9 applications and do not impact the systems potential use in Volume 2, Class 1 & 10 construction (typical 1-2 storey housing) which will form the specific scope of new CodeMark Certifications to be issued for those systems – refer CertMark Advice 21/02/2019.
Users are advised that CodeMark Certifications allow for consideration specific to their stated Code elements relative to the actual project design & build which is subject to the users own project specific independent assessment & approval process conducted by a building certifier and/or fire engineer. In all cases assessment for project suitability relative to State jurisdiction and current code requirements should be directed to the users project building certifier.
Read the CertMark International advice regarding pending recertification’s
“More specifically the scope elements impacting the change of assessment relate only to the systems potential use in future Volume 1, Class 2-9 applications and do not impact the systems potential use in Volume 2, Class 1&10 construction which will form the specific scope of new Certifications currently under review for those systems”
Read the CertMark International press release regarding incorrect reporting of products as non compliant
“CMI, firstly would like to make extremely clear that the nine effected certificates are NOT non-compliant. Any claims that these products are non-compliant or banned are totally erroneous”