After an initial consultation, Clad Cure will collect a sample of the ACP or other combustible material to test for potential hazard at the property. The purpose of this testing is to accurately classify and quantify the materials present including the insulation and sarking, and determine the fire risk.
Lab kiln testing of the sample will determine the percentage of polyethylene present in the core of the cladding.
Based on the advice from Insurance Council of Australia, a percentage of polyethylene greater than 35% is considered a high fire risk. If the percentage is between 8 and 35% the outcome is more complex and requires a case-by-case assessment and consideration of other factors. If there is less than 8% then the risk is considered low. Some cladding has a mineral core, which is considered safe.